Does taking tests help students learn science?

A New York Times article (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/science/21memory.html?_r=1&ref=science) based upon a recent Purdue study by Jeffrey D. Karpicke and Janell R. Blunt shows that when students take tests they learn science better than when they use study aids such as concept maps and other learning devices.

Purdue study abstract:

Educators rely heavily on learning activities that encourage elaborative . . . → Read More: Does taking tests help students learn science?

Thoughts about Psychopathy and the Moral Law

Hi, everyone, I’m back after a long gap. ¬†Hopefully in this new format the waters will be calmer than they were at the end of last year.

Here are some thoughts I’ve been having recently that surely touches the interface of science and faith, but is not one I’ve seen discussed much as the usual favourites (evolution, . . . → Read More: Thoughts about Psychopathy and the Moral Law

 

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