Retrieval Practice Produces More Learning than Elaborative Studying with Concept Mapping

@article{Karpicke2011RetrievalPP,
  title={Retrieval Practice Produces More Learning than Elaborative Studying with Concept Mapping},
  author={Jeffrey D. Karpicke and Janell R Blunt},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={331},
  pages={772 - 775}
}
Educators rely heavily on learning activities that encourage elaborative studying, whereas activities that require students to practice retrieving and reconstructing knowledge are used less frequently. [...] Key Result Our findings support the theory that retrieval practice enhances learning by retrieval-specific mechanisms rather than by elaborative study processes. Retrieval practice is an effective tool to promote conceptual learning about science.Expand
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