Retrieval practice

Learning activity designed to produce the Testing effect.

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  • Sana Labs
  • Retry intervention produces substantial increases in early accuracy on Quantum Country
    • In essence, the mechanism creates an opportunity for extra Retrieval practice when you’re relatively likely to successfully recall the answer (i.e. because you were just shown the correct answer a few minutes earlier). The Spacing effect suggests that it might be even better to retry later—perhaps half a day or a day. But waiting until the next review session is too long for effective Retrieval practice, since you’ve probably forgotten the correct answer by then, and since (it seems) retrieval practice is less effective when the correct answer is not recalled.
    • In essence, the mechanism creates an opportunity for extra Retrieval practice when you’re relatively likely to successfully recall the answer (i.e. because you were just shown the correct answer a few minutes earlier). The Spacing effect suggests that it might be even better to retry later—perhaps half a day or a day. But waiting until the next review session is too long for effective Retrieval practice, since you’ve probably forgotten the correct answer by then, and since (it seems) retrieval practice is less effective when the correct answer is not recalled.
  • Henry L. Roediger
  • Marr’s levels of analysis
    • an algorithmic analysis might discern that based on a computational theory of the Spacing effect and Retrieval practice, a spaced study schedule would be a good procedure for learning
  • [[Tekin, E., & Roediger, H. L. (2021). The effect of delayed judgments of learning on retention. Metacognition and Learning.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11409-021-09260-0]]
* These experiments compare the effects of delayed Judgment of learning and Retrieval practice on recall, both to evaluate the impact of the former and to evaluate potential mechanisms.