Think not do: how reflection improves test scores

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  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    May 25, 2014 10:36 a.m.

    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.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 20, 2014 9:29 a.m.

    Can't trust research.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    May 19, 2014 6:10 a.m.

    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.