Posted at 17:16h
I found this recent article in the NYTimes enlightening in a "back to the future" way. It discusses several studies on how retrieval testing seems to be a better approach for cementing knowledge in students.
"The struggle helps you learn, but it makes you feel like you’re not learning,” said Nate Kornell, a psychologist at Williams College. “You feel like: ‘I don’t know it that well. This is hard and I’m having trouble coming up with this information.’ By contrast, he said, when rereading texts and possibly even drawing diagrams, “you say: ‘Oh, this is easier. I read this already.’...