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

Catherine O Fritz, Peter E Morris, Mandy Acton, Anna R Voelkel, Ruth Etkind

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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
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Cognitive Psychology
Volume21
Issue number4
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Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2007

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Fritz, Catherine O ; Morris, Peter E ; Acton, Mandy ; Voelkel, Anna R ; Etkind, Ruth. / Comparing and combining expanding retrieval practice and the keyword mnemonic for foreign vocabulary learning. In: Applied Cognitive Psychology. 2007 ; Vol. 21, No. 4.
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Comparing and combining expanding retrieval practice and the keyword mnemonic for foreign vocabulary learning. / Fritz, Catherine O; Morris, Peter E; Acton, Mandy; Voelkel, Anna R; Etkind, Ruth.

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