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The New Way Doctors Learn

B. Price Kerfoot, an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, was frustrated at how much knowledge his students seemed to forget over the course of their education. He suspected this was because they engaged in what he calls “binge and purge” learning: They stuffed themselves full of facts and then spewed them out at test time. Research in cognitive science shows that this is a very poor way to retain information, as Kerfoot discovered when he went looking in the academic literature for answers. But he also stumbled upon a method that really is effective, called spaced repetition. (MORE: Couch Potatoes Rejoice!

The theory behind spaced repetition is simple: when we first learn a fact, our memory of it is volatile, subject to change or disappear. (MORE: The American Hopsital: The Most Dangerous Place?) How can you learn like one of Kerfoot’s Harvard Medical School residents? Dmecinteractive.wikispaces. 5min - Find the best how to, instructional and DIY videos – Life Videopedia. Free Technology for Teachers.

Yeah, I teach teachers this stuff and I do wonder when I begin to inflate the terms i.e. 'Pearltrees'. Join this one and add some pearls so I can show folks how it works. Thanks – docendo