Accession Number : ADA293798

Title :   Optimizing the Long-Term Retention of Skills: Structural and Analytic Approaches to Skill Maintenance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 90-Oct 93,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER

Personal Author(s) : Healey, Alice F.

PDF Url : ADA293798

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Progress has been made in determining guidelines for optimizing the long-term retention of skills. Studies on learning and retention of color-word interference, schedule components, list components, mental arithmetic, and vocabulary acquisition suggest that optimal retention will result from using procedures during training, relating information to previous experience, making the information distinctive, promoting direct retrieval of the information, and providing refresher or practice tests.

Descriptors :   *RETENTION(GENERAL), *RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY), *LEARNING, MAINTENANCE, OPTIMIZATION, ACQUISITION, SKILLS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, LONG RANGE(TIME), SCHEDULING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, VOCABULARY, MENTAL ABILITY, ARITHMETIC.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE