Spaced Learning is a “learning method in which highly condensed learning content is repeated three times, with two 10-minute breaks during which distractor activities such as physical activities are performed by the students” (Wikipedia, 2018).
Spaced Learning in School
Themes from the Monkseaton High School experience:
- What could do we do better and what we are doing
- Drivers for change are technology and new science
- Neurological research focused on learning and retention
- Repetition of content
- Culture of sharing amongst teachers
- Chunking Theory
- Deliberate Practice: Practice Like You Play
- Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
Keywords: Spaced Learning; Repetition; Sharing; Experience; Cognitive learning; Neuroscience.
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