While reflection certainly plays an important role in mastery, it does not
replace practice. Hearing this makes me think of the 5th Harry Potter book,
where the Defense against the Dark Arts teacher says if they think hard enough
about it they will be able to do it when the time comes.
Can't trust research.
What comes to mind is think long and think wrong. I suspect this test was
programed and meant to fix the result to fit the experiment to get the desired
results of think long to think right. Or they were testing robots and computer
intelligence or an excerpt from an IQ test. When humans learn they
use failure to improve success and this is the difference in free speech and
free education and programed propaganda education. Consequence education of
propaganda is meant not to allow choices or alternative thinking. A human mind
is trial and error learning and it should be apart of true education. Rote
training is vital to education to be learned for long term reality. This test trial must be far from impartial scientific demonstration. Its a
nothing new revelation to some ignorant and a Kodak moment of reality. To learn
long term it must be rote and consistent with each application of a problem
becoming ingrained in the mind.