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Revision Novel

Novels as Revision Aids
 
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Each subject gets a series of books. They all follow one of 3 plots…
1) They follow a student trying to pass his (or her) exams but also have some other story in an attempt to make them more interesting. (If the subject was magic then the harry potter books might be a good example of this…)
2) The book follows a teacher trying to get their students to pass an exam… the students are interesting, the teacher is interesting some how… things happen to add suspense (exams moved forward, coursework gets misplaced, school switches to edexcel etc.)
3) Book follows a totally fictional character. The character is someone that students will find interesting e.g. A space man, a super hero, a mad scientist… the hero is forced to use their knowledge of the subject to get out of danger, save the world etc…
Government subsidies could keep the costs very low allowing schools to obtain them. The books could help to get students who like reading to revise more and get students to read more as it will help them revise... of course someone would have to write the things…
RobertKidney, Feb 03 2002

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       I take it 'revision' = 'study' or 'review'.   

       I tried something similar with my 'Evolutionary Education' idea - which was more hands on. Perhaps this idea will be better received as I'm all for the illustration of the usefulness of knowledge.
phoenix, Feb 03 2002
  

       Movie Example: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure?
jutta, Feb 03 2002
  

       Sort of baked if you studied literature surely?
mcscotland, Feb 04 2002
  

       And historical novels or maybe even science fiction. Educational story books, cartoons, TV shows, etc, are nothing new, although the storylines about kids trying to pass exams aren't how it's generally done.   

       It's quite common to have in a school/college-set show or film like Buffy or My So-Called Life or Election a reasonable-sized discussion about Shakespeare or civics or history or psychology. I'm not sure how this would help you learn more technical subjects though - calculus for instance. Could you have a heroic scientist who solves his problems by integration to inspire kids.   

       What also encourages learning is to present personal information about scientists, what problems they were facing, and how they came to find things out. This adds narrative elements which help you get a deeper understanding of not only what the scientist found but why.
pottedstu, Feb 04 2002
  
      
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