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Spaced Practice and Working Memory

Spaced Practice and Working Memory

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If you need another reason to love spaced practice, Ouhao Chen and colleagues (1) provide yet another one. They conducted two experiments to investigate the relationship between spaced practice and working memory depletion. First, I’ll provide a primer on working memory and resource depletion, and then I’ll describe the experiments and results.Working memory is the…
When Restudying Trumps Retrieval

When Restudying Trumps Retrieval

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by Cindy Nebel(Cover image from Pixabay by squarefrog.)We have so many blogs about retrieval practice. In fact, it is the most common tag we use on our blog. If you’re new to this conversation, you can find some summary information about the benefits of retrieval practice here and some additional resources here. In short, there…
Pitting Learning Styles Against Dual Coding

Pitting Learning Styles Against Dual Coding

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By Megan SumerackiWhen creating content and materials for the Learning Scientists website, we try to include many different types of forms (NOT because of Learning Styles, but because of preferences, and diversity in the type of media an individual can consume!). To that end, I’ve created blog versions of some bite-size research podcast episodes in…
Mary Whiton Calkins

Mary Whiton Calkins

by Althea Need KaminskeIn the past month I’ve been thinking a lot about history. I was tasked with writing a brief overview of cognitive psychology for a book I’m writing with Megan, and someone wrote into the Learning Scientists interested in the history of learning and asking for some places to start. I was not…
GUEST POST: Let’s focus on ‘Learning’ in MicroLearning

GUEST POST: Let’s focus on ‘Learning’ in MicroLearning

Valuable Content: This is the ‘what’ of the microlesson – the actual topic. Instructors should ask themselves – what is it I want to teach my learners with a particular microlesson? Content should be relevant and useful, and it should be a part of something that will connect to learners’ existing knowledge. Content is a…
Learning Math from Errors

Learning Math from Errors

Importantly, students engaged with the same problems in each of the two conditions. What differed was whether they practiced solving all of the problems, or practiced solving some problems and engaged with error correction and explanation for the others. The researchers measured students’ learning through post-tests administered immediately after the two learning conditions were completed and…
Sources of Cognitive Load

Sources of Cognitive Load

Finally, while intrinsic and extraneous load describe sources of load, germane load describes the relative allocation of resources. When the majority of your working memory is dealing with intrinsic load, and relatively little is occupied by extraneous load, then this task has high germane load. However, if a task has a lot of extraneous load…
Announcing Our New “Ace That Test” Book!! And Other Books We Enjoy (Digest #169)

Announcing Our New “Ace That Test” Book!! And Other Books We Enjoy (Digest #169)

We have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Our newest book, Ace That Test: A Student’s Guide To Better Learning is coming out this summer—July 19 to be exact. You can preorder through Amazon now! Starting June 28, you can preorder through the Routledge link on our website. You can read Chapter 1 for free here!We are SUPER…
The Need For Flexible and Nuanced Recommendations

The Need For Flexible and Nuanced Recommendations

Here is an example she gives in the newsletter: baby sleep location. The first best is that babies sleep alone in a crib, on their back with no loose blankets or toys, in their parents’ room, for at least the first six months of life. This is what the AAP recommends and is considered the…
Retrieval Strategies in Children with Developmental Language Disorder

Retrieval Strategies in Children with Developmental Language Disorder

Sometimes their recall was tested, and they were asked to produce the word. For example, “Tell me about the truck. The truck is very___” or “Tell me about the table. The table is very___” and they needed to finish the sentence. Sometimes they were tested with multiple-choice; they were shown four pictures and were asked…
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