Skip to main content

Advertisement

Fig. 3 | Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications

Fig. 3

From: Teaching the science of learning

Fig. 3

Concept map illustrating the process and resulting benefits of retrieval practice. Retrieval practice involves the process of withdrawing learned information from long-term memory into working memory, which requires effort. This produces direct benefits via the consolidation of learned information, making it easier to remember later and causing improvements in memory, transfer, and inferences. Retrieval practice also produces indirect benefits of feedback to students and teachers, which in turn can lead to more effective study and teaching practices, with a focus on information that was not accurately retrieved. Copyright note: this figure originally appeared in a blog post by the first and third authors (http://www.learningscientists.org/blog/2016/4/1-1)

Back to article page