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Shing, Yee Lee; Brod, Garvin – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2016
The encoding, consolidation, and retrieval of events and facts form the basis for acquiring new skills and knowledge. Prior knowledge can enhance those memory processes considerably and thus foster knowledge acquisition. But prior knowledge can also hinder knowledge acquisition, in particular when the to-be-learned information is inconsistent with…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Memory, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Diagnostic Tests
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Rappolt-Schlichtmann, Gabrielle; Watamura, Sarah E. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2010
More than ever before, leaders within the field of education are looking to research on basic processes to inform and improve educational practices. Success requires building a reciprocal relationship between the field of education and research on learning and development, similar to what exists between biology and medicine. Key to this effort is…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Educational Research