Test-Taking Cements Knowledge Better Than Studying, Researchers Say – NYTimes.com

| January 21, 2011

Headline reads: “To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test”

Ah, you’ve got to love educational research. The only thing better is educational research as presented by the media. Forget the data, you really get to see how we imagine.

Aside from the dramatic elements, and funky metaphors like “cement,” we see how easy it is, even in the face of the evidence, to make it fit ready categories like “testing.” But stripped down, isn’t the conclusion rather obvious?

Retrieval improves retrieval.

If that’s your thing…

Test-Taking Cements Knowledge Better Than Studying, Researchers Say – NYTimes.com.