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Enhancing learning and retrieval of new information: a review of the forward testing effect

Yang, C; Potts, R; Shanks, DR; (2018) Enhancing learning and retrieval of new information: a review of the forward testing effect. npj Science of Learning , 3 (1) , Article 8. 10.1038/s41539-018-0024-y. Green open access

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Abstract

In recent years evidence has accumulated showing that interim testing of studied information facilitates learning and retrieval of new information—the forward testing effect. In the current article, we review the empirical evidence and putative mechanisms underlying this effect. The possible negative effects of administering interim tests and how these negative effects can be mitigated are discussed. We also propose some important directions for future research to explore. Finally, we summarize the practical implications for optimizing learning and teaching in educational settings.

Type: Article
Title: Enhancing learning and retrieval of new information: a review of the forward testing effect
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/s41539-018-0024-y
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41539-018-0024-y
Language: English
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Experimental Psychology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Language and Cognition
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10053059
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