Practice and feedback. Seems easy, right? Actually, designing the appropriate type of practice and providing effective feedback requires a lot of know-how. Patti Shank, PhD., has been studying the research on this topic and wrote a book about it. In this conversation, she shares some of the key takeaways that she has gleaned from the research.
Patti has more than 20 years of experience with performance and learning analysis, instructional design, learning sciences,information design and usability principles. She is deeply engaged in researching what works best for workplace learning and training outcomes.
- Difference between deep learning and superficial learning
- Importance of practice and feedback
- Why humans need a lot of practice to learn skills and retain knowledge
- Types of practice that promote learning transfer (fidelity, consequences, variability, social interaction)
- Types of practice that promote remembering (context, realism, reference)
- Formative feedback versus summative feedback
- Feedback for novices versus those with experience
- Value of effortful learning
TIME: 24 minutes
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