Accession Number:

ADA255235

Title:

Long-Term Memory for Different Types of Classroom Knowledge

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1989-Oct 1991

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1992-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Two studies examined students long-term retention of knowledge learned in college courses. In Experiment I, retention for four different types of tasks was measured 4 and 11 months after the term ended. Overall, students retained a great deal of what they originally learned. Retention for the recognition, recall, comprehension, and mental skill learning tasks differed only for the recall task, which was significantly lower than the others. Experiment II analyzed knowledge retention in student tutors. Tutors retained more knowledge after 4 months than did the students they tutored. This suggests that tutoring, a type of overlearning, has positive effects that are maintained over time.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE