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Traction for Retrieval Practice and Successive Relearning

28 Jan 2011 I bookmarked three links on retrieval practice. Part of a Purdue University press release on the work of Jeff Karpicke. I distinctly remember a 50% improvement in long-term memory for retrieval over concept maps. A consolidation activity mode all the more collaborative with “Web 2.0” sharing capabilities. It was ten years ago.…
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15 Feb ’21 0

Bookends: Planning and Assessment

Returning from Dubai mid-term, on top of establishing myself at school and with the students, I was listening to the enlivened conversation around the new framework with ‘leading the curriculum,’ easily the loudest debate between online HoD and AHTs. Here I was, in a unique position, listening to the debate whilst experiencing first hand the…
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6 Sep ’20 0


Teaching is messy and learning so difficult to pinpoint, that teaching has to be responsive, that is my humble conclusion. Securing, holding, not overloading (a nod to desirable difficulties and cognitive load) students attention, essential. From there on in, the list of potential variables that may / or may not influence a student learning is…
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4 Nov ’19 2

Retrieval more important than revision

At the back end of January ‘10 I was reading the research findings by Jeffrey D. Karpicke, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue. In a nutshell, Karpicke’s research shows that practising retrieval is an even more effective strategy than engaging in elaborative studying. Given that it is now fast approaching revision season, here it…
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18 Feb ’14 0

links for 2011-01-28

Purdue Newsroom – Research finds practicing retrieval is best tool for learning (tags: retrieval learning research) One to follow up on. Testing promotes learning. If the practice of testing promotes learning, how can we make testing part of learning? Students who invest in rereading or reviewing their notes – their time would be better spent…
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