Tweet: Using contrast as a tool for learning

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Even when we were infants, comparative thinking is one of our first and most natural forms of thought. This is why the strategy of comparison comes easy for us as a learning method.
 
Comparison and Contrast methods engage students in outlining, differentiating, and distinguishing information.
 
By using comparison students will be able to identify similarities and differences between two or more items to understand how they are alike, equal, or analogous to each other. There are also connected strategies to comparative thinking Viz classifying, creating analogies, and creating metaphors.
 

This also demonstrates the benefit of MCQ testing as a powerful way of learning. Learners attempting to retrieve learn not only why the correct alternative is correct but also why the other alternatives are incorrect.(Bjork Study

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