10/21/2009

Researchers say that the way American schools educate may be based on an erroneous assumption that it's better to teach so that there isn't room for the student to err. Learning and memory actually improve when people are given tests they are sure to fail, a study found. "If students make an unsuccessful attempt to retrieve information before receiving an answer, they remember the information better," write Henry L. Roediger and Bridgid Finn.

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