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Wednesday Wisdom: Learning through Elaboration (part 4 in education series)

This is part 4 in our 6 part education series and covers learning through elaboration. What is learning through elaboration? Elaboration strategies make connections between different ideas, thus, helping students¬†understand how seemingly disparate pieces of information are connected.1-3 There are a variety of strategies that can be used: mnemonics, rewriting, note-taking, comparisons, and self-questioning.4 How […]

Apr 12, 2017

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Wednesday Wisdom: Learning Through Retrieval Practice (part 2 in education series)

This is part 2¬†in our 6 part education series and covers learning through retrieval practice. What is retrieval practice? Retrieval practice is quite frankly quizzing. One of the reasons students request practice questions frequently is to test themselves. This has been proven to be an exceptional method for learning resulting in durable retention.1,2 How do […]

Mar 29, 2017

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