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Retrieval Practice

Retrieval Practice

Retrieval practice is a strategy in which bringing information to mind enhances and boosts learning. Deliberately recalling information forces us to pull our knowledge “out” and examine what we know. Retrieval practice makes learning effortful and challenging. Because retrieving information requires mental effort, we often think we are doing poorly if we can’t remember something. We may feel like progress is slow, but that’s when our best learning takes place. The more difficult the retrieval practice, the better it is for long-term learning.



By purchasing this resource, you will learn how to:

💡 understand what the research tells us about retrieval practice

💡 effectively embed retrieval practice into your classroom

💡 understand the science of learning linked to retrieval practice

💡 utilise retrieval practice in revision strategies

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