Teach Me About: Feedback

Teach Me About: Feedback

The research on feedback is more mixed than you might think. You might have thought that feedback was a no-brainer – but psychologists have actually found that taking a test even without feedback has benefits over just re-reading. And actually, the benefits of...
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...