The spacing effect: A case study in the failure to apply the results of psychological research.

@article{Dempster1988TheSE,
  title={The spacing effect: A case study in the failure to apply the results of psychological research.},
  author={Frank N. Dempster},
  journal={American Psychologist},
  year={1988},
  volume={43},
  pages={627-634}
}
The spacing effect would appear to have considerable potential for improving classroom learning, yet there is no evidence of its widespread application. I consider nine possible impediments to the implementation of research findings in the classroom in an effort to determine which, i f any, apply to the spacing effect. I conclude that the apparent absence of systematic application may be due, in part, to the ahistorical character of research on the spacing effect and certain gaps in our… 
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