Study Strategies to Produce Learning

Share Cognitive Science Implications for Teaching Mathematics
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Current research clearly identifies three keystone study strategies, five additional effective study strategies, and three common strategies which should be avoided.

  • Three keystone study strategies
    • Practice Retrieving New Learning from Memory
    • Space Out Retrieval Practice
    • Interleave the Study of Different Problem Types
  • Five additional effective strategies
    • Elaboration
    • Reflection
    • Generation
    • Calibration
    • Mnemonics
  • Strategies which should be avoided
    • Massed practice
    • Excessive rereading
    • Excessive underlining

If you Study the diagram carefully, you will reach the conclusion that learning is the mitigation of forgetting. Such a simplification has a certain appeal and may help us remember certain facts about learning, but does not explain a very complex topic – LEARNING.

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