Forgetting Forgetting

Forgetting Forgetting

Henry Roediger [ Washington University ] points out that Psychologists have been studying learning and memory with experimental methods for roughly 130 years — since Hermann Ebbinghaus compiled his Curve of Forgetting experiments. What changes have been translated from Basic Research into widespread educational applications? What difference has all this research made for the average 4th grader? None. Nothing at all has changed

Learning Pygmy

Learning Pygmy

Josh Foer [ theguardian.com ] How I learned a language in 22 hours – “What do you know about where I come from?” That was one of the first questions I ever asked Bosco Mongousso, an Mbendjele pygmy who lives in the sparsely populated Ndoki forest at the far northern tip of the Republic of Congo. We were sitting on logs around a

Recall Testing

Recall Testing

Henry Roediger [ Montana State University ] Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger III rose to prominence with his studies of why and how people develop False Memories. He received his Doctorate from Yale University and is currently a Professor of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Ten Benefits of Testing Retrieval aids later retention. Testing identifies gaps in knowledge. Testing causes students