A Community for Science-Based Learning.
The principles below summarize just a few of the new fundamentals of learning science. Your takeaway? This is how learning really works:
Conditions of learning that create challenges for learners — and even seem to slow down the rate of learning — can actually enhance long-term retention of knowledge and skills. That’s the key takeaway from the research conducted by Drs. Robert and Elizabeth Bjork (UCLA) on “desirable difficulties.”
Instead of studying or practicing the same thing over and over again, studies have shown learning improves when the to-be-learned skills or topics are mixed-up.
Instead of reading to learn, decades of research show us that the act of retrieving information from memory contributes to lasting learning. This means that instead of just relying on tests to measure performance, we can use tests as an aid to improve learning.
Learning scientists have examined the effect of how varying study schedules improve recall, retention, and memory. Instead of cramming for a test for hours at a time, there is a smarter way to study. It is called the spacing effect, and it means that inserting time intervals between study sessions can make a huge difference in how much learning takes place.
Your ability to learn faster, study smarter, and train more effectively is your competitive advantage. It will make a difference in the way you study, the college you get into, the work you pursue, and how quickly you advance to the next level in your career.
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