Spaced Repetition Promotes Efficient and Effective Learning

  title={Spaced Repetition Promotes Efficient and Effective Learning},
  author={Sean H K Kang},
  journal={Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={12 - 19}
  • Sean H K Kang
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • Concern that students in the United States are less proficient in mathematics, science, and reading than their peers in other countries has led some to question whether American students spend enough time in school. Instead of debating the amount of time that should be spent in school (and on schoolwork), this article addresses how the available instructional time might be optimally utilized via the scheduling of review or practice. Hundreds of studies in cognitive and educational psychology… CONTINUE READING

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