Share Paper: Computational Pedagogical Strategies to Help Learners Retain STEM Content Knowledge

  1. Osman Yasar, State University of New York College at Brockport, United States
  2. Peter Veronesi, State University of New York College at Brockport, United States
  3. Jose Maliekal, State University of New York College at Brockport, United States
  4. Leigh Little, State University of New York College at Brockport, United States
  5. John Tillotson, Syracuse University, United States
Tuesday, March 19 1:45 PM-2:15 PM Sunset 3

Abstract: Computational pedagogical experiences were designed and implemented to help students retrieve content they learned in class, retain it, and apply it in different contexts to solve novel problems. Supported by professional development for teachers, these experiences ranged in complexity from simple electronic flashcards for basic retrieval strategies to low-stakes quizzes for spaced-out (exposure and retrieval effort are spaced out) and interleaved (two or more spaced-out topics are interleaved) practices. A mixed-methods approach is employed, using instruments with relevant psychometric properties for a large number of teachers (N=180) and their students. Action Research were conducted by a cadre of teachers who ...