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Comment on “Retrieval Practice Produces More Learning than Elaborative Studying with Concept Mapping”

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Science  28 Oct 2011:
Vol. 334, Issue 6055, pp. 453
DOI: 10.1126/science.1203698

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Abstract

Karpicke and Blunt (Reports, 11 February 2011, p. 772) reported that retrieval practice produces greater gains in learning than elaborative studying with concept mapping and concluded that this strategy is a powerful way to promote meaningful learning of complex concepts commonly found in science education. We question their findings on methodological and epistemological grounds.

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