I’m learning so much about spaced repetition through the forum discussion this week. Here is a video that provides a solid introduction:
If you’d like more information on spaced repetition, take a look at this website:
For me, the takeaway messages about spaced repetition as a learning strategy are:
- One of the most important parts of the learning process is actually forgetting.
- Instead of studying more, you are studying more efficiently.
- It involves adding progressively longer and longer time intervals in between each of your study sessions, e.g 1 day, 7 days, 14 days…
- The neural pathways- once we begin to forget and then review- become much stronger so that we forget more slowly.
- You modify the time periods in which you study but can use whatever study method you choose.
- You spend less time confirming concepts you understand well and give priority to the information you need to review.