Test-enhanced learning in medical education.

@article{Larsen2008TestenhancedLI,
  title={Test-enhanced learning in medical education.},
  author={Douglas P Larsen and Andrew C. Butler and Henry L. Roediger},
  journal={Medical education},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={
          959-66
        }
}
CONTEXT In education, tests are primarily used for assessment, thus permitting teachers to assess the efficacy of their curriculum and to assign grades. However, research in cognitive psychology has shown that tests can also directly affect learning by promoting better retention of information, a phenomenon known as the testing effect. COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH Cognitive psychology laboratory studies show that repeated testing of information produces superior retention relative to… CONTINUE READING

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