#IAMSE17 Plenary Speaker Highlight: Jeffrey D. Karpicke

The 21st Annual IAMSE Meeting is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know some of our keynote speakers! We have four plenary speakers this year, and we hope you enjoy their presentations.

Jeffrey D. Karpicke: Retrieval-Based Learning: Active Retrieval Promotes Meaningful Learning [Purdue University]

Recent advances in the cognitive science of learning have important implications for instructional practices at all levels of education. For example, cognitive research has identified one strategy that promotes complex learning called retrieval practice: Practicing actively reconstructing one’s knowledge while studying has potent effects on long-term learning. Yet when students monitor and regulate their own learning, they often choose to engage in inferior strategies like repetitive reading, and the ultimate consequence is poor learning. This talk provides an overview of our research program on retrieval-based learning. In recent work, we have extended retrieval practice to meaningful learning of complex educational materials, converted existing classroom activities into retrieval-based activities, and developed new computer-based learning methods for implementing retrieval-based learning. Incorporating retrieval practice into educational activities is a powerful way to enhance learning.

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Be sure to Save the Date for the 2017 IAMSE Meeting! The Meeting will be held in Burlington, Vermont on June 10-13, 2017.