What can our knowledge about memory tell us about how to teach for optimal learning?

Project leader

Funding source

Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2010
End date: 31/12/2012
Funding: 1110000 SEK


All studies pertain to the so called testing effect, that is, the finding that retrieval of information under some circumstances leads to better final recall than repeated study. The primary goals of the project is to (i) create Swedish normative data for ecologically valid paired associates that can be used in memory experiments simulating language learning [study 1], (ii) to further test the robustness of the testing effect across item difficulty, retention intervals and populations [Study 2, 3 and 6], (iii) to test the hypothesis that only some items underlie the testing effect, namely those associated with more elaborated retrieval [Study 4], and to test to what extent the testing effect can explain the so called delayed JOL phenomenon [Study 3 and 5].

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