The Benefits of Interleaving Practice

The Benefits of Interleaving Practice

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One of the dilemmas facing a learner is the seductive nature of blocked practice. Performance improves fast and learning seems to be optimal - which is the reason why in many areas the idea of blocked practice - or focusing on one thing at a time - is so dominant. However, research has shown that the long-term effects of a more variable approach, where multiple things are practiced mixed together, are much more beneficial than blocked practice.
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memory, long-term memory, skill acquisition, massed practice, interleaved practice, blocked practice, instruction, Education
Duration:
00:05:59