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This week, we discuss better ways to present information to students, so they process and remember it better. Our guest is renowned professor and researcher Dr. Henry L. Roediger III.
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Educviii: Instruction that Works

Dr. Jefferson discusses two articles highlighting instruction that works: Strategies that Make Learning Last by Daniel T. Willingham, and Reading Rules, What Not to Do by Richard L. Allington
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Educviii: Dr. Henry L. Roediger II

Henry L. Roediger, III (nicknamed Roddy) is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. He graduated with a B.A in Psychology from Washington & Lee University (1969) and received his Ph.D. from Yale University (1973). He has served on the faculty of Purdue University, the University of Toronto and Rice University. He studies learning and memory, including ways to improve these processes and ways they go awry (such as the development of false memories).
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Dr. Henry L. Roediger
Henry L. "Roddy" Roediger III (born July 24, 1947) is an American psychology researcher in the area of human learning and memory. He rose to prominence for his work on the psychological aspects of false memories.

Born in Roanoke, Virginia and raised in Danville, Virginia, Reodiger received his undergraduate education from Washington and Lee University, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1969. He went on to study at Yale University, receiving his PhD in 1973 with his dissertation “Inhibition in recall from cueing with recall targets”. After receiving his doctorate he joined the faculty at Purdue University, where he stayed for fifteen years (except for two appointments as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Toronto: 1976–1978, and 1981–1982). In 1988 he was appointed as the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Psychology at Rice University, and in 1996 he moved to Washington University in St Louis where he was the Chair of Psychology until 2004. Since 1998 he has been the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Washington University.

Throughout his career, Roediger has become known for his focus on memory accessibility and retrieval – the ways in which we access and recall memories that we have stored. From this standpoint he has developed theories, explored phenomena, and pioneered research techniques. He has supervised over 25 students in postgraduate research, and 9 postdoctoral fellows. Also, he has published over 175 articles and has an h-index of over 40. Alongside his academic work, Roediger oversaw the launch of the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest, he has been editor of the journals Psychonomic Bulletin and Review and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, and also has been involved in the administration of a number of scientific societies, most notably as the 2003–2004 president of the Association for Psychological Science.


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