Document Type : Research Paper


1 Allameh Tabataba'i University, Iran

2 Carleton University, Canada


Studies on memory have been around for more than a century now. Yet, there is no agreement on its definition and categorization. It seems that memory and learning are highly correlated, and teaching techniques can lead to memory enhancement as they can facilitate information storage and retention. While scholars have highlighted the importance of cooperative and research-based teaching methods for memory enhancement, as these techniques help episodic memory store information, the importance of semantic memory and the way it stores information cannot be ignored. The current article aims to review different memory systems and their functions concerning education and learning. It describes teaching techniques that facilitate memory and learning. Finally, it recommends techniques for certain instructional settings and highlights the importance of adapting one’s teaching techniques to the learners’ needs and desires.