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The coverage of distributed practice and retrieval practice in Flemish and Dutch teacher education textbooks
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, Open University of the Netherlands ; , Het Perspectief PCVO Teacher Training Institute, Belgium ; , , Open University of the Netherlands

TATE Volume 74, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

To determine if and how teachers are being educated about effective learning strategies we analysed the topical coverage of two highly effective strategies, distributed practice and retrieval practice, in introductory teacher education textbooks and syllabi. We examined 61 textbooks used in Flemish and Dutch teacher education programmes (TEPs) by inventorying descriptive and prescriptive information on these strategies therein. Also, we analysed whether the coverage referred to actual research. The results indicated that mostly textbooks fail to fully represent the strategies. Accurate textbooks are used in a minority of TEPs. Implications and challenges for authors, TEPs and policy-makers are discussed.

Citation

Surma, T., Vanhoyweghen, K., Camp, G. & Kirschner, P.A. (2018). The coverage of distributed practice and retrieval practice in Flemish and Dutch teacher education textbooks. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 74(1), 229-237. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved July 20, 2019 from .

This record was imported from Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies on January 29, 2019. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2018.05.007