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Integrating Cognitive Science and Technology Improves Learning in a STEM Classroom
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Educational Psychology Review Volume 26, Number 2, ISSN 1040-726X

Abstract

The most effective educational interventions often face significant barriers to widespread implementation because they are highly specific, resource intense, and/or comprehensive. We argue for an alternative approach to improving education: leveraging technology and cognitive science to develop interventions that generalize, scale, and can be easily implemented within any curriculum. In a classroom experiment, we investigated whether three simple, but powerful principles from cognitive science could be combined to improve learning. Although implementation of these principles only required a few small changes to standard practice in a college engineering course, it significantly increased student performance on exams. Our findings highlight the potential for developing inexpensive, yet effective educational interventions that can be implemented worldwide.

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Butler, A.C., Marsh, E.J., Slavinsky, J.P. & Baraniuk, R.G. (2014). Integrating Cognitive Science and Technology Improves Learning in a STEM Classroom. Educational Psychology Review, 26(2), 331-340. Retrieved December 13, 2019 from .

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