Spaced Learning is a method of embedding knowledge in long-term memory very quickly – quickly enough to cover and retain a whole subject module in approximately an hour. We have supported Spaced Learning’s development because teachers can use it to cover required content very quickly, enabling them to devote more time to enquiry-based and project-based learning.
When the concept was tested in 2009 the TES wrote:
Students at Monkseaton High in North Tyneside scored up to 90 per cent in a GCSE science paper after one session involving three 20-minute bursts of intensive teaching with slides, interspersed with 10-minute breaks for physical exercise.
The “spaced learning” technique produced better results for more than a quarter of students after an hour than they achieved in traditional classes after four months. Read full article.
The guide includes an explanation of the science behind Spaced Learning, advice on crafting Spaced Learning lessons, tips for using Spaced Learning to support enquiry-based learning, and an extensive set of 'Frequently-asked Questions' answered by teachers at Monkseaton High School.
[Health Warning: Spaced Learning is highly content rich, and not for everyday consumption - in fact, we don't recommend using it more than once or twice a term]
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