A number of studies have shown that when students know they will teach something to their peers, they often put more effort into understanding the subject matter, and consequently improve their own learning—a phenomenon known in psychology as the protégé effect. To learn more about the studies cited in the video, check out the links below.
- Catherine C. Chase, Doris B. Chin, Marily A. Oppezzo, and Daniel L. Schwartz’s research on how teachable agents increase the protege effect and increase efforts towards learning (2009)
- Krista R. Muis et al.’s study on learning by preparing to teach in elementary math (2016)
- John F. Nestojko, Dung C. Bui, Nate Kornell, and Elizabeth Ligon Bjork’s research on how expecting to teach enhances learning and organization of knowledge in free recall of text passages (2014)