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The strength of a [[knowledge component]] is a continuous metric how well it has been learned.  As a knowledge component strengthens, it will be become faster to retrieve and yield increased [[fluency]], more likely to yield [[long-term retention]], require less cognitive demand and thus yield more [[automaticity]] leave more [[cognitive headroom]] for learning other, often more complex, knowledge components.   
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The strength of a [[knowledge component]] is a continuous metric of how well it has been learned.  As a knowledge component strengthens, its retrieval speed increases, moving toward [[fluency]] and increased [[long-term retention]]. As its strength is increased, retrieval of the knowledge component  require less cognitive demand and thus yield more [[automaticity]], leaving more [[cognitive headroom]] for learning other, often more complex, knowledge components.   
  
 
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[[Category:Refinement and Fluency]]

Revision as of 11:42, 3 December 2007

The strength of a knowledge component is a continuous metric of how well it has been learned. As a knowledge component strengthens, its retrieval speed increases, moving toward fluency and increased long-term retention. As its strength is increased, retrieval of the knowledge component require less cognitive demand and thus yield more automaticity, leaving more cognitive headroom for learning other, often more complex, knowledge components.