Practice like you play and you will play like you practice

Book - Make it stick.. the science of successful learningBook - Make it stick.. the science of successful learning

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author: Peter C. Brown
title: Make it stick: the science of successful learning



several papers that support the idea that the best kind of retrieval practice is that one that reflects what you will be doing later ("practice like you play and you will play like you practice").

This fact is intuitive, but also problematic: As long as exams differ from what students need to do when applying their knowledge in the real world (which they almost always do), grading punishes practice that benefits real world application, as retrieval targeted at written exams will lead to better results, all other things being equal.

Especially when we want to introduce varied study techniques into the classroom, it is crucial that examination also changes. Otherwise, students will only get discouraged from using them, as they yield now tangible "benefit".