Dr. Robert A. Bjork, UCLA


Friday, October 11, 2013, 1:30pm


William James Hall 105

Forgetting as a friend of learning
Implications for teaching and self-regulated learning

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Dr. Bjork Abstract and Bio

"It is natural to think that learning is a matter of building up skills or knowledge in one’s memory and that forgetting is a matter of losing some of what was built up. From that perspective, learning is a good thing and forgetting is a bad thing. The relationship between learning and forgetting is not, however, so simple, and in certain important respects is quite the opposite: Conditions that produce forgetting often enable additional learning, for example, and learning or recalling some things can contribute to forgetting other things." 

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