Interviews

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Improving memory by improving learning strategies
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Dissociating learning from performance Performance is something that one can easily measure. How well does a person remember some facts? How well can an athlete perform a particular task? Learning is something that needs to be inferred from performance - it cannot be observed directly... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:04:23
Input less, Output more Dr. Bjork emphasizes that actively engaging with material by producing outlines, creating study questions, quizzing oneself or others, is much more effective in generating long-term retention of material than exposing oneself over and over to the... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:03:21
Observation and Skill Learning Mirror neurons help in skill acquisition by mere observation. That is, they allow us to learn skills simply by watching. It has also been shown that rehearsing or repeating an action is beneficial to skill learning. Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti explains... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:02:00
Retrieval induced forgetting When retrieving information from memory the retrieved memory will be strengthened. However, competing memories will be less accessible afterwards. This implies that remembering doesn't only produce positive effects for the remembered facts or... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:06:22
Robert A. Bjork - Long-Term Memory Dr. Bjork is a leading expert in the field of applied memory research and its implication for education and instruction. In this interview he outlines his main theory of long-term memory (the new theory of disuse) and how losing access to memories... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive
Spacing Improves Long-Term Retention When learning new material or new skills, spacing the learning episodes over large periods of time will improve the long-term retention of the material or skills. Cramming (or massed practice) will enable a student to perform well on an exam hours... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:04:58
The Future of Learning Modern learners will have to be more self-reliant and sophisticated than previous generations. Learning will often occur outside of the standard educational framework and rely more on technology and self-directed learning experiences. This... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:05:50