Retrieval-Based Learning: A Perspective for Enhancing Meaningful Learning

@article{Karpicke2012RetrievalBasedLA,
  title={Retrieval-Based Learning: A Perspective for Enhancing Meaningful Learning},
  author={Jeffrey D. Karpicke and Phillip J. Grimaldi},
  journal={Educational Psychology Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={401-418}
}
Learning is often identified with the acquisition, encoding, or construction of new knowledge, while retrieval is often considered only a means of assessing knowledge, not a process that contributes to learning. Here, we make the case that retrieval is the key process for understanding and for promoting learning. We provide an overview of recent research showing that active retrieval enhances learning, and we highlight ways researchers have sought to extend research on active retrieval to… Expand
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