Study: Post-Lesson Reflection Boosts Learning

Education Week
When we take the time to think about what we've learned, we learn much more effectively, according to a new report. In "Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance," researchers at HEC Paris, Harvard Business School, and the University of North Carolina found that reflecting directly after a lesson increases individuals' performance the next time they return to the material. While most research on learning focuses on doing, the authors say, this is the first study to test the effects of reflecting on learning.

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