The Learning Scientists Part 4: Effective Strategies to Support Teaching and Learning
In the last three episodes, we’ve explored some different aspects of the cognitive psychology behind how we learn. Today, we’re taking that context and applying it to six strategies to support your teaching and your students’ learning.
In this episode, Dr. Althea Need Kaminske and Dr. Megan Sumeracki, two of The Learning Scientists, begin talking about these six strategies:
Spaced practice, repetition spaced out over time
Interleaving, interspersing different topics in a lesson
Retrieval practice, working at accessing memory
Elaboration, connecting new learning to previous learning
Concrete examples, providing supporting information
Dual coding, using visuals
A synopsis of these strategies and resources to help use them is at this link and you can find the full research paper at this link. They dive in more deeply with hosts Josh and Paula about spaced practice, interleaving, and retrieval practice and will further explore elaboration, concrete examples, and dual coding in next week’s final episode of this series.