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Time for some R and R: How to use Retrieval Practice and Reflection Activities to Improve Student Learning

From the 2021 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) - Recorded February 27, 2021
Presented by Stephanie Cochrane, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM

Many times educators focus on getting information “in” students’ heads. However, to improve learning and long-term memory, we should also focus on getting that information “out.” This session will discuss how to use retrieval practice and reflection activities as a learning, teaching, and study tool to boost student learning and help identify gaps in knowledge.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize the benefits of retrieval practice, reflection, metacognition, and feedback as it relates to improved student learning outcomes.
  2. Identify and incorporate a variety of retrieval and reflection activities into the classroom to boost student engagement, learning, and identify gaps in knowledge.
  3. Discuss effective study strategies that apply retrieval and reflection to strengthen the student toolbox

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area Education/General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This basic-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.