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#MedEdPearls September 2017: Retrieval-based Learning

How do we help students make learning “stick”?  Retrieval-based learning may be the answer.  Purdue researcher Jeffrey Karpicke, PhD, studies how the mind and memory work and suggests that repeated, spaced retrieval leads to greater learning results.  This approach to learning could influence curriculum design, learning session organization, and assessment activities. 

Learn more at:  http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2016/06/learning-memory.aspx

Post your thoughts/reflections on retrieval based learning to twitter #MedEdPearls.   

Jeff recently presented on this topic at the IAMSE Annual Meeting.  If you who attended Jeff’s IAMSE plenary session, what strategies are you exploring?

Jean M. Bailey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor | Medical Education | Foundational Sciences
Director, Educator Development Programs | CMU College of Medicine

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