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Jun 19, 2017

As the old adage goes- does ‘practice make perfect’?  Or the not so old saying coming from mastery learning – does ‘perfect practice makes perfect’? The authors of Linda's selected paper - a report on a randomized education trial - want to convince us that ‘imperfect practice makes perfect’.  

Authors: Dyre L , Tabor A, Ringstead C, Toldsgaard, MG.

Publication details: Imperfect practice makes perfect: error management training improves transfer of learning. Medical Education. 2017 Feb;51(2):196-206. PubMed Link

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