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- adj. Serving to elaborate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Serving or tending to elaborate; constructing with labor and minute attention to details.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving, tending, or having power to elaborate; working out with minute attention to completeness and to details; laboriously bringing to a state of completion or perfection.
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This is consistent with laboratory evidence – although rehearsing a list of words improves long-term memory for the material to some degree, a more effective strategy is so-called "elaborative" processing, which involves relating the information to associated facts and relevant knowledge.
The trick, Foer says, is to adopt a process known as "elaborative encoding", which involves converting information, such as a shopping list, into a series of "engrossing visual images".
It may also be undervalued in progressive curricula that emphasize so-called elaborative methods, such as concept mapping.
Highest levels of recall were observed following question c, which involves deeper, more elaborative, meaning-based processing.
However, if retention is measured after a one-week delay, repeated retrieval testing can lead to markedly better recall than repeated studying, even if the studying involves an elaborative learning strategy.
Adolescents who had been exposed to an elaborative conversational style in the preschool years produced earlier memories than those whose parents had tended just to repeat factual details.
Indeed, elaborative processing is such a powerful memorisation technique that it appears not to matter whether you are trying to learn the elaborated information.
Those parents who adopt an elaborative style have children who produce more sophisticated narratives later on.
The more ludicrous, creative and elaborative you can be, the greater the chance of success.
Blunt, challenges the generally accepted ethos of elaborative learning -- which asks students to elaborate on material studied -- as more productive than straight retrieval.