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Deadlines and working memory: a double-edged sword

Students are constantly meeting deadlines, whether that be finishing homework, coursework or revision in time. But do deadlines actually help

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How to design the perfect multiple-choice test

Multiple-choice exams are a quick and easy way to assess students’ understanding of a topic. Plus, since it’s a method of retrieval practice, it can

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Why does thinking hard about something help students learn it?

As a general rule of thumb, cognitive science research suggests that the harder you think about something, the more likely you are to learn it.

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The Expertise Reversal Effect, scaffolding support, and how to do it

Cognitive Load Theory is a highly popular concept in education, with many teachers using its principles in the classroom. One way to help students

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How to help students avoid distractions when studying online

Since the pandemic began, the time students spend online has significant increased, with recent studies showing that students spend an average of 7

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How to use retrieval practice effectively in the classroom

Retrieval practice, the process of generating an answer to a question, is one of the most effective learning strategies. There are many different

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What links spacing, interleaving and Cognitive Load Theory together?

Spacing, the strategy which consists of spreading your learning over a period of time, has consistently been found to be an effective learning

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4 counterintuitive concepts about how we learn

The problem: learning takes place in the brains of our pupils. We can’t see it. We can only make inferences based on what our pupils say and do. A

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