How can I use spacing in my A-Level class?

We know that by spacing practice over time we can help our students’ retention of core knowledge. What’s not so easy is a) convincing students that this is a good idea and b) actually implementing it in the day to day hustle and bustle of school life. In this blog, Rob King takes us through a fascinating paper on how spacing and massing practice were used to teach learners how to drive, along with the worrying ramifications for road safety. Applying this to the more pedestrian context of the classroom, Rob walks us through a couple of sensible approaches to embedding spacing in the curriculum.

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