From early historians to modern elected officials, people have demanded that the science of learning be applied to education. Recent research on learning has intensified, but dissemination is slow. By “giving research away,” scientists can increase public understanding of effective educational strategies based on scientific evidence and data.
Fortunately, findings from the science of learning are making their way into schools, universities, and households. I am honored that my research on retrieval practice, conducted in collaboration with colleagues around the world, has been featured in the popular press, recent books, and podcasts.
In addition, numerous organizations have generously supported my research in cognitive science. I greatly appreciate their contributions and commitment to improving education via evidence-based strategies. My research would not have been possible otherwise.