Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel, Make it Stick
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Make It Stick
draws on cognitive psychology and other disciplines to offer techniques for becoming more productive learners.
What is this strategy about?
Periodic practice stops pupils forgetting, strengthens retrieval and is essential for hanging onto the knowledge you want the pupils to retain. You also need to interleave subjects - don’t just study one topic at once. Study that topic but also review small chunks of previous topics/skills.Why do children forget what they have learned?
It is normal for children to forget things they have learned at school as learning takes time and repetition. So it is important for children to practice and review the information that they have learned so that it can move from their short-term memory to long-term memory. Click here to learn the importance of Spacing and Interleaving for developing students' knowledge.