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Spacing and retrieval practice guide

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Summary

Spacing and retrieval practice can improve students’ long-term retention of their learning. This guide outlines key practices for using spacing and retrieval in the classroom: 

  • Make sure learning retention is maximised by spacing learning across lessons. 
  • Prompt your students to recall information in different ways to enhance long-term retention.
  • Plan your lessons around routines. 

This guide is part of the Tried and Tested series, covering education practices that have been proven to make a positive impact on learning. 

 

 

Publication date
14 September 2021
Last updated
30 September 2022

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