The Testing EffectPosted: September 7, 2013
I didn’t know what to call this blog post. ‘The Testing Effect’, may have negative connotations for some people for whom it will conjure images of NAPLAN-style high-stakes tests. However, the alternative that is used by Jeffrey Karpicke – an expert on the concept – is ‘Retrieval Based Learning’. This, to me, has the whiff of a TLA (Three Letter Acronym) in the making and, if Karpicke’s ideas bear fruit then we could soon find ourselves attending professional development days centred around a formulaic and ineffective form, probably known as ‘RBL’.