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Comparing and combining expanding retrieval practice and the keyword mnemonic for foreign vocabulary learning.

Fritz, C. and Morris, P. E. and Acton, M. and Voelkel, A. R. and Etkind, R. (2007) Comparing and combining expanding retrieval practice and the keyword mnemonic for foreign vocabulary learning. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21 (4). pp. 499-526. ISSN 0888-4080

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Abstract

Experiment 1 compared the effectiveness of retrieval practice, the keyword mnemonic and rote rehearsal for learning foreign language vocabulary. Both mnemonic methods produced similar recall and were superior to rote rehearsal. In Experiment 2, participants learned German vocabulary using keywords, retrieval practice or their own method. Retrieval practice and keyword-based recall were similar and superior to self-directed study. In Experiment 3, participants studied using keywords, retrieval practice, a combination or an elaboration strategy. Criterion testing occurred immediately and after a week. For receptive learning, retrieval practice and keywords were equally beneficial but for productive learning, retrieval practice was more effective. Combining strategies produced mixed results with significant benefits only for receptive learning in the delayed test. Copyright # 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Cognitive Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: memory ; retrieval practice ; foreign language learning
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 3669
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2008 14:49
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:02
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3669

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