Students’ Decisions about Studying
This summary highlights an article in which Kornell and Bjork, educational psychologists, review findings mostly from their own research. Their work explores “self-regulated study,” which involves “decisions students make while they study on their own away from a teacher’s guiding hand” (p. 219). It’s a topic of concern to most teachers as many students do not study all that successfully. Much of what teachers know about how their students study they learn from talking with students and seeing the results of study efforts. The work reported in this article provides a useful empirical benchmark.