Date: May 28 2020
Summary: Practical discussion about how to introduce desirable learning difficulties into your learning patterns.
Keywords: ##bibliography ##finish #performance #storage #strength #difficulty #desirable #learning #archive
E. L. Bjork, R. A. Bjork, and others, "Making things hard on yourself, but in a good way: Creating desirable difficulties to enhance learning," Psychology and the real world: Essays illustrating fundamental contributions to society, vol. 2, no. 59–68, 2011.
Performance is a quantifiable metric that is observed in teaching or practice.
Performance is not a valid metric to determine if learning is occuring.
Storage strength defines how interassociated a representation of memory is to relevant experiences (such as knowledge or skills).
Learning is the idea of creating permanent changes in one's understanding or knowledge regarding a particular subject.
Factors that quickly improve retrieval strength are different from those that improve storage strength. If learners mistake retrieval strength as storage strength, a learner could mistakenly be led to believe that situations which improve retrieval strength could improve storage strength.
Zelko, Jacob. Making Things Hard On Yourself, But In A Good Way: Creating Desirable Difficulties To Enhance Learning. https://jacobzelko.com/05282020164557-desirable-difficulties. May 28 2020.