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Retrieval Practice Produces More Learning than Elaborative Studying with Concept Mapping
It is shown that practicing retrieval produces greater gains in meaningful learning than elaborative studying with concept mapping, and this support the theory that retrieval practice enhances learning by retrieval-specific mechanisms rather than by elaborative study processes.
Learning with retrieval-based concept mapping.
Students typically create concept maps while they view the material they are trying to learn. In these circumstances, concept mapping serves as an elaborative study activity—students are not required
Adaptive memory: animacy processing produces mnemonic advantages.
A new phenomenon in the memory literature is demonstrated - a possible mnemonic tuning for animacy - and data are added to growing data supporting adaptive memory theory.
Adaptive memory: enhanced location memory after survival processing.
These data extend the generality of survival processing advantages to a new domain (location memory) by means of a task that does not involve rating the relevance of words to a scenario.
Retrieval-Based Learning: Positive Effects of Retrieval Practice in Elementary School Children
Although a range of individual differences in reading comprehension and processing speed were observed among these children, the benefits of retrieval practice were independent of these factors.
Source-constrained retrieval and survival processing
Three experiments investigated the mnemonic effects of source-constrained retrieval in the survival-processing paradigm and found that when participants were asked to decide whether an item had been processed previously for survival, that item was subsequently recalled better than when the source query asked about pleasantness or relevance to a moving scenario.
Response to Comment on “Retrieval Practice Produces More Learning than Elaborative Studying with Concept Mapping”
It is emphasized that randomized, controlled studies in both laboratory and classroom settings are essential to identifying effective strategies that promote meaningful learning.
Does Providing Prompts During Retrieval Practice Improve Learning
Summary The purpose of this investigation was to identify ways to prompt retrieval practice to make recall even more effective at producing meaningful learning. In two experiments, subjects read
Health and Safety in Welding and Allied Processes
This text provides information on safety in the welding industry. It identifies the hazards of all major welding processes, showing how they should be controlled to provide safe working conditions