Retrieval practice has a ton of research support, but we’re still figuring out the when and how of its effective use in instruction. We read a series of studies comparing the impacts of post-testing and pre-testing on measures of learning, with the results showing tremendous power in pre-tests.
Later, we read a study showing how local poems and songs provide viable material for reading instruction. The added benefits of local connections for student appreciation offer a powerful tool for facilitating student learning.
- First Segment – 02:08 – Pre-tests v. Post-tests on Learning and Retention
- Second Segment – 28:51 – Local Poems and Songs for Reading Instruction
- Pan, S. C., & Sana, F. (2021). Pretesting versus posttesting: Comparing the pedagogical benefits of errorful generation and retrieval practice. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 27(2), 237–257. https://doi.org/10.1037/xap0000345
- Luzano, K. M. (2021). Literary Embodiment on the Levels of Comprehension in the “Balak”. International Journal of English Language Studies, 3(10), 22-37. https://doi.org/10.32996/ijels.2021.3.10.4
- Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (2014)
- On the analysis of the factor of recall in the learning process (Abbott, 1909)
- Interpreting Effect Sizes of Education Interventions (Kraft, 2020)
- Typhoon Rai (Wikipedia)
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We drink Magic Drip, a barrel-aged wheated imperial stout with Colombian coffee from Boulevard Brewing Co. in Kansas City, MO.