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Example: Retrieval Practice - Power Tools for Instruction (IgnitED Research)

This video shares evidence from the learning sciences and a practitioner perspective around retrieval practice.


You probably already know that the best way to get information into long-term memory is to “retrieve” it, or periodically recall it or bring it to mind. This is why many of us mentally rehearse information that is important to remember.

Storing information in long-term memory is one step in the process of learning, and this same cognitive mechanism of retrieval works to help students learn too. Learn more about retrieval process in this video from our IgnitED Research series.