How do Students Learn and Retain New Information? A Response to the Deans for Impact Report, The Science of Learning

  • Brain Spaulding University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Dru Thomas University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Charles Yearta University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Aimee Miller University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Keywords: Cooperative Learning, Mnemonics, Question Generation, Quizzing, Feedback, Deliberate practice

Abstract

This article explores the second Key Question and provides a review of the 11 pieces of literature the Deans for Impact used to support their second question, “How do students learn and retain information?” in the Science of Learning article. This article determined that literature used to support the Deans for Impact article is appropriate and validates their position.  This review does reveal that the bulk of the supporting studies were conducted on students at post-secondary schools which may have influenced the data.  A wider range of subject ranges may have made the report more applicable to the intended audience.
Published
2017-02-16
Section
Transfer of Information