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Summary of Article
- Higher-ordered thinking increases with higher-ordered retrieval practice
- Fact quizzes do not facilitate higher-ordered learning
- Robust strategies for fact learning and far transfer of knowledge (retrieval practice, spaced practice, interleaving)
- Retrieval practice works in a vast array of settings with diverse learners, and diverse content
Study combines 3 frameworks: Desirable Difficulties, Transfer Appropriate Processing, & Foundation of Factual Knowledge
Subjects: College psychology students, and middle school students
- Fact quizzing significantly increases final test fact question performance, but does not improve performance on higher-ordered questions
- Higher-ordered quizzing does not increase final test fact question performance, but does significantly increase performance on higher-ordered questions
- Mixed quizzes (fact & higher ordered) increase final test performance on both fact and higher ordered questions
Link to Article
Agarwal, P. K. (2019). Retrieval practice and Bloom’s taxonomy: Do students need fact knowledge before higher order learning? Journal of Educational Psychology, 111, 189-209.