Colloquium – Megan Imundo – Does collaborative practice testing enhance memory for course content in Introductory Psychology?
Feb 2, 2023
2:30PM to 4:00PM
Date(s) - 02/02/2023
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
This week’s colloquium will feature Megan Imundo from the Bjork Learning and Forgetting Lab at the University of California. We hope that you can join us on Thursday February 2nd for an informative talk about Education and Cognitive principles. Cookies and coffee will be served prior to the talk, outside of PC 155 between 2-2:30pm. The speaker will begin at 2:30pm in room 155. Please see talk details below.
Talk Title: Does collaborative practice testing enhance memory for course content in Introductory Psychology?
Abstract: Much of the research on the benefits of classroom-based collaborative testing has focused on collaboration within high-stakes exams or “exam wrappers,” during which students retake all or part of an individual exam in small groups. Although students often report taking practice tests collaboratively during their own informal study sessions, the impacts of collaboration during these low-stakes practice tests are not well understood. Can low-stakes collaborative practice testing improve students’ long-term learning of the tested content? And if so, does the effectiveness of this testing depend on how well group members work together? In this talk, I will begin to address these questions based on data from a low-stakes collaborative practice testing activity in a large introductory psychology course.
Bio: Megan Imundo is a doctoral candidate in the Bjork Learning and Forgetting Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work uses a psychological perspective grounded in theories of Learning and Memory to identify features of learning contexts that enhance long-term learning, transfer of learning, and accurate meta cognition.
If you are not able to join us in person, join us virtually from2:30-3:30pm on Thursday February 2nd to hear more about this exciting topic. https://www.youtube.com/@pnbmcmaster4984