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Response to 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.1204035

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Mintzes et al. comment on our study in which we showed that retrieval practice enhances meaningful learning more than elaborative studying with concept mapping. Here, we consider and rebut claims that are based on mischaracterizations of our paper and speculations rather than evidence. We emphasize that randomized, controlled studies in both laboratory and classroom settings are essential to identifying effective strategies that promote meaningful learning.

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