science research 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 Sequestration Budget Cuts Hit St. Louis Scientists http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sequestration-budget-cuts-hit-st-louis-scientists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It has been just over three months since the federal spending cuts known as sequestration first took effect.</span></p><p>A handful of programs were spared — but not scientific research, which amounts to about $140 billion in annual government spending.</p><p>As St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra found out, at universities here in St. Louis, some scientists are worried about what the budget cuts will mean for their research — and for their students.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">"I had to let go of some science."</strong></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 27323 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sequestration Budget Cuts Hit St. Louis Scientists