Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen
Repeatedly retrieving knowledge from long term memory strengthens memory traces so that we learn more effectively. The question is, how can you best (help to) spread learning to facilitate this?
Note 1: In this blog, the tips and tricks are described mostly from an ‘instructor’s or teacher’s perspective. However, keep in mind that you can apply these to your own learning just as well.
This is what it comes down to: Tackling learning in various short sessions works better than learning that same thing in one long session. You can help learners plan their learning (and this applies to anything such as facts they need to remember, concepts they need to understand and apply, skills they need to acquire and practice, or whatever else they need to learn) by using assignments judiciously and, as teacher / instructor, should also spread practice tests…
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