The Role of Prior Knowledge in the Testing Effect
The Role of Prior Knowledge in the Testing Effect The objective of the study was to investigate the role of prior knowledge on the “testing effect” (see Bjork, 1994; Bjork & Bjork, 2011). The testing effect describes a well-established phenomenon that self-testing is superior to re-reading materials for long-term retention. It was determined that prior knowledge about to-be-learned information does not appear to influence the testing effect. That is, learners with a great deal of prior knowledge or no prior knowledge about a topic can benefit from a self-testing strategy.
Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICEducation)
Linderholm, Tracy, John L. Dobson.
"The Role of Prior Knowledge in the Testing Effect."
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