Retrieval

Retrieval

What is retrieval? A lot of attention has been paid over the years to how memories are formed. But this is only part of remembering. As well as creating a memory you also need to be able to get it out. This process is known as retrieval (Tulving & Thomson, 1973)....
Spaced Learning

Spaced Learning

Why you should space and interleave your learning….   It may seem very tempting to leave all your revision to the last minute and just cram it in. But this isn’t the best way to get the most out of your brain. For about a hundred years psychologists have known that...
Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

Japan has one of the best education systems in the world. One aspect of their success may be down to their belief that what grade you can achieve is a matter of effort and very little to do with your genetics (Crehan, 2016).  From a very young age, this idea is...