WIES: Effects of Retrieval Practice on Learning: Moving Toward the Real World

March 16, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

Lisa Fazio

Assistant Professor, Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University

Lisa Fazio

Activities that involve retrieving information from memory such as answering test questions or recalling a text have been shown to be more effective at improving learning than other study techniques. Yet, most of the current research still focuses on college students learning individual facts.

Fazio will discuss how the effects of retrieval practice vary developmentally, whether retrieval practice is also beneficial for learning novel mathematical procedures, and how teachers use retrieval practice in their classroom discourse.