COMMUNICATING THROUGH MULTISENSORY STIMULATION IN THE CLASSROOM

L.G. Popescu

"Lucian Blaga" University (ROMANIA)
Often, the topics presented at courses are not fully received, due to the large amount of information that students are "bombarded" daily. In order to increase the impact of courses, it is necessary to activate sensory channels and combine stimuli. The techniques of communication and teaching commonly used today, rely solely on the two senses - seeing and hearing - completely ignoring the fact that the human being has at least five senses to which it can relate - image, sound, smell, taste, touch.

The sensory effects that can be created during a course can be extremely effective, the effect being amplified when multiple senses are activated. A complete sensory experience doubles or even triples the student's ability to memorize the information received at the course.

The paper presents a case-study based on a selective research made in the "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu, with the aim of discovering several connections between the sense of smell and the memories. Therefore, it has used the experimental methods and chose two groups, each of seven students from various faculties in the university.

One can conclude that every sense can be used to improve the memory of students or build a stronger one by providing synergy in accordance with student requirements. By stimulating more senses, you can build a message that is received faster as more sensory components are able to improve the ease of learning for exams.