overlearn


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o·ver·learn

 (ō′vər-lûrn′)
tr.v. o·ver·learned also o·ver·learnt (-lûrnt′), o·ver·learn·ing, o·ver·learns
To continue studying or practicing (something) after initial proficiency has been achieved so as to reinforce or ingrain the learned material or skill.
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overlearn

(ˌəʊvəˈlɜːn)
vb (tr)
1. (Education) to study too intensely
2. (Psychology) to learn or practice repetitively, to the point of automaticity
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However, if this is true, it is often not due to an inability to learn lessons from previous conflicts, but to "overlearn" or overcompensate for the failures and experiences of the past.
Phrases like "When going through a door with a human guide, be within kissing distance of it," for example, or "Overlearn those motor and cane skills" are ones I still frequently use when teaching graduate students at TTU's Orientation and Mobility Program.
When a generalizable neural network is desired, only a subset of the points in P are used for adjusting its weights and biases, while the remaining points in P are used for cross-validation and/or testing to ensure that the neural network does not overlearn its training data.
ToM deficits may also be responsible for children with AS having to "overlearn" certain unnatural strategies for assessing social situations, leading to a "stilted" quality of behavior which is often reported (Joliffe & Baron-Cohen, 1999).
Overlearn this particular response in order to keep safe.
They overlearn. This means they learn their speeches so well that, if necessary, they could deliver them backwards.
However, in good teaching practice, peer tutoring should only be done when it is in the best interest of the tutor because it provides opportunities to overlearn the material and engage in higher levels of thinking, and/or develop certain social skills.
The classification errors for the training and validation sets follow one another until the ANN begins to learn the unique properties of the training set, which indicates that the ANN is beginning to overlearn the characteristics of that set.
If character education programs are to succeed with students with behavioral and learning problems, students must have multiple opportunities with various people in different settings to overlearn and generalize the skills and behaviors associated with the character traits being taught (The Peacock Hill Working Group, 1991; Stokes & Osnes, 1988).
Slow speed may be attributed to a failure to sustain attention to repetition and thus to overlearn rote skills.