psychology http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Are You Studying Effectively? What Wash U's 'Science Of Memory' Tells Us About The Best Way To Learn http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/are-you-studying-effectively-what-wash-us-science-memory-tells-us-about-best-way-learn <p>In an era where high-stakes tests have increased concern over test anxiety and introduced debate over the merits of teaching to the test, it may seem odd to promote a teaching method called “test-enhanced learning.”</p><p>But according to research conducted by psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis, the best way to improve learning may be taking <em>more</em> tests, not fewer. The researchers studying memory have found that incorporating quizzes and self-tests into the learning process increase the amount of material students are able to remember long-term.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:50:17 +0000 Camille Phillips 36696 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Are You Studying Effectively? What Wash U's 'Science Of Memory' Tells Us About The Best Way To Learn Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/teachers-expectations-can-influence-how-students-perform In my <em>Morning Edition</em> story today, I look at expectations — specifically, how teacher expectations can affect the performance of the children they teach.<p>The first psychologist to systematically study this was a Harvard professor named <a href="http://www.psych.ucr.edu/faculty/rosenthal/index.html">Robert Rosenthal</a>, who in 1964 did a <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=6OQ9fn9il6gC&pg=PA275&lpg=PA275&dq=Flanagan's+Test+of+General+Ability&source=bl&ots=_A5j2I__M3&sig=o-ptexwwjmZnPJI7sCMBlyuOA_M&hl=en#v=onepage&q=Flanagan's%20Test%20of%20General%20Ability&f=false" target="_b Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:44:13 +0000 Alix Spiegel 4627 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform