On traditional learning methods

On January 20th, two articles in the popular press reported new brain research that suggests certain benefits of note-taking by hand and taking tests.

  1. Write it don’t type it if you want knowledge to stick: Children and students who write by hand learn better than those who type, a study shows” by Richard Alleyne, The Telegraph, 20-Jan-2011. ¬†(The print edition used a different title: “The pen is mightier than the keyboard as a teaching aid”.)
  2. To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test:¬†Test-taking actually helps people learn, and it works better than repeated studying, according to new research” by P. Belluck, New York Times, 20-Jan-2011.

Of interest?

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