Back in December I wrote a post for Sec Ed stating that an understanding of “retrieval practice alone is not enough.” In that post I argued that we also needed to be aware of spaced learning, interleaving, feedback and metacognition. That led the Editor to pitch the idea of a series covering the various components that may help teachers understand, flex and utilise retrieval practice in theirs classroom. To which I added motivation. That ended up being a nine-part series.
- Memory (Published March 30)
- Repeated retrieval practice or test-enhanced learning (April 6)
- Spaced retrieval practice (April 20)
- Interleaving (April 27)
- Feedback and elaboration (May 4)
- Successive relearning (May 11)
- Metacognition (May 18)
- Overcoming illusions of knowing or competence (May 25)
- Testing, motivation and achievement (June 1)
SecEd Podcast and Series Article #1
This week saw the release of both an introductory podcast and the first in series of nine articles: Let’s make some memories (stick). As in the post, my thanks to Sarah Cottingham @overpractised, Dr Tom Perry TWPerry1, Helen Webb @helenfwebb, and Pete Henshaw and all those teachers who contribute their professional time and insight to RememberMore.
SecEd Podcast: Our new episode asks how teachers can use test-enhanced learning (commonly known as retrieval practice), spaced learning & interleaving techniques to help students better remember/recall what they are taught https://bit.ly/3tQYdCy #metacognition #memory #revision.