Danubius International Conferences, 1st International Conference on Education in the Digital Era

Prolegomena to the Didactics of Forgetting

Gheorghe Lates
Last modified: 2022-07-14


Apparently forgetting seems an obstacle to effective learning. In reality, forgetting is a protective phenomenon, the brain frees itself from non-essential information or passes it into a passive background on those that are not updated within 2 hours-2 weeks; when the phenomenon begins to manifest and until the erase is complete. The pupil, the student is not guilty of forgetting, the fault lies with those who convey the information and take care to make it functional for as long as possible. The solution that we propose to diminish, maybe even eliminate this educational precariousness, is the modulation of the lesson or the university course in the sense of a reversal of the stages of the didactic act. It is an experimental method which proven its efficiency in my own teaching practice.