Lessons from the Science of Learning: Using Retrieval Practice in the Classroom to Improve Learning

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
9:00 – 10:00
Venue: CB1-207

This meeting is one in a series of workshops in which we present recent findings from the Science of Learning. Research has established that retrieval practice enhances long-term retention, application skills, organization skills, and transfer of knowledge to new concepts. It is important to incorporate frequent, low-stake practice (whether it be quizzing, testing, writing, or problem-solving) into the classroom as well as students' study time to promote long-term learning and retention. We will examine a summary of this research and discuss ways to implement the findings in your classes.