The Spacing Effect: Harnessing the Power of Spaced Practice for Learning That Sticks
Memory is fundamental to learning. In order to move what we learn from short-term into long-term memory, it is necessary to repeat, review, revise, rehearse, recall, and practice the material or skill to be learned at spaced intervals in time. This has come to be known as spaced practice.
Now considered one of the most fundamental principles of learning science, supported by research findings to date, it begs the question: ‘why is spaced practice so infrequently implemented in the design of learning systems?’
Drawing on an earlier paper by Donald Clark about the theory behind spaced practice, as well as the latest whitepaper published by Learning Pool, ‘The Spacing Effect: Harnessing the Power of Spaced Practice for Learning That Sticks‘, during this webinar we aim to demonstrate how this well-established knowledge about the workings of memory can be applied in practical situations using modern learning technology.
John Helmer FLPI is a writer, speaker, podcaster and communications consultant. He runs and presents the acclaimed fortnightly podcast The Learning Hack, which features conversations with leading figures in learning in the US and UK.
Head of Product Innovation
Lindsey heads up Learning Pool Labs, our evidence based research and ideas hub that seeks to create innovative learning solutions that maximize the potential of people and their organizations.