Jonathan FirthWhat is this strategy about?
This strategy will show you how to use spacing and interleaving to help students draw contrasts and better understand related material. Spacing and interleaving is all about regular, sustained practice of many topics and skills.
What is spacing?
Spacing is leaving time between learning and practice.
What is interleaving?
'Interleaving' is teaching one topic and then revisiting previous topics. Used in conjunction with 'spacing' and 'retrieval' (revisiting and refreshing a previously learned piece of information), it can be an effective learning tool. It is less likely to work in most subjects where lessons are more spread out - careful consideration is needed in subjects where knowledge has less foundation, such as MFL or technology.Click here to learn the importance of Retrieval Practice for developing students' knowledge.