Roddy Roediger, PhD, is a psychology researcher, distinguished professor and Dean of Academic Planning at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the co-author of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning and has edited or co-edited ten other books.
His research has centered on human learning and memory and he has published about 300 articles and chapters, mostly on various aspects of cognitive processes involved in remembering. His recent research has focused on illusions of memory (how we sometimes remember events differently from the way they actually occurred); effects of testing memory (how retrieving events from memory can change their representation, often making them more likely to be retrieved in the future).
- How cognitive psychology defines learning
- Common misconceptions about learning
- How re-reading and review doesn’t work for retention
- Why retrieval practice works
- How higher order thinking skills integrate with retrieval practice
- Retrieval practice and learning transfer
- Study groups
- Interleaved and spaced practice versus massed practice
- Memory consolidation
- Benefits of making learning difficult
TIME: 35 minutes
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- Roddy Roediger’s Washington University page
- Retrieval Practice Website
- Make It Stick on Amazon
- Make It Stick Website
- Knowledge Factor
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