The Very Best Learning Method Is Not Taught To Students Or Teachers - PsyBlog:
The one learning technique which works best is the one that students use the least.
Spreading out learning over time is one of the most effective strategies.
So-called ‘distributed practice’ means breaking up learning into short sessions.
People learn better when they learn in these short sessions spread over a long period of time.
The reverse — cramming in a short space of time — doesn’t work that well.
Despite this, distributed practice is very infrequently used by students and may not be highlighted as a top strategy to them by teachers.
Instead, students tend to use highly inefficient methods such as highlighting, summarising, underlining and re-reading.
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Steve, you're right, this so rarely used in education today. We've seen distributed practice work really well when combined with projects and real world applications of prior learning.ReplyDelete