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Retrieval Practice, Enhancing Learning in Electrical Science

Eustace, James and Pathak, Pramod (2019) Retrieval Practice, Enhancing Learning in Electrical Science. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU. SciTePress, pp. 262-270. ISBN 9789897583674

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After an initial learning period taking a practice test improves long-term retention compared with not taking a practice test. This testing effect finding has significant relevance for education, however, integrating retrieval practice effectively into teaching and learning activities presents challenges to educators in classroom situations. This paper extends previous research applying the Practice Testing Learning Framework (PTLF) to support teaching and learning using practice testing in the classroom with materials that range in complexity from understanding to problem-solving in electrical science. Findings from this study show the number of practice tests completed and overall engagement with practice tests had a significant impact on criterion test performance in the topics enhancing learning where practice tests were available and more effective than other techniques employed. The testing effect was evident with materials involving problem-solving and the authors recommend the PTLF to integrate retrieval practice into teaching and learning activities.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > Blended Learning
L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 10:51
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019 10:51

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