Spaced learning is attributed to Paul Kelley and is rooted in the “temporal pattern of stimuli” introduced by R. Douglas Fields in 2005 . The theory suggests that short bursts of learning spread out over time can prevent cognitive overload and improvememory. Typically, the learning activities are repeated on three separate sessions, interspersed with 10-minute mental breaks. During these breaks learners participate in “distractor” exercises that take their minds off the subject matter before the next round.
Spaced Learning And Knowledge Retention
The Spaced Learning theory relies heavily on the “Forgetting Curve“, which was introduced by Hermann Ebbinghaus back in 1885, which states that information is forgotten over a period of time if it is not reinforced. If individuals do not recall, apply, and reinforce what they’ve learned, it will gradually be erased from their memory banks. Kelley’s Spaced…
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