Weekly Digest #70: Teachers’ Implementation of Spaced Practice

As regular readers of our website know, spaced practice is one of the go-to learning strategies from cognitive psychology – dating back to Hermann Ebbinghaus in 1885. Spaced practice is simply the distribution of a set study time across several sessions instead of cramming it all into a single study session. Spacing out learning has been shown to be beneficial for...

On the Potential Limitations of Spacing and Retrieval Practice in the Classroom (and the Need for More Applied Research)

We have been writing a lot about the top two learning strategies that cognitive psychology has brought out: Spacing and retrieval practice. Both learning strategies have accumulated a vast amount of scientific evidence, making us confident to recommend these strategies to teachers and students. However, it is important to keep in mind...