How to revise
As a school we want to support students and make sure they are using study strategies to support their revision, that work – based on educational research.
To do this, we are working with a group of cognitive psychologists from the USA, based in the University of Massachusetts, called ‘The Learning Scientists’ . They suggest six evidence informed approaches to studying, that can help students to revise:
- Elaboration – explaining ideas in detail
- Retrieval Practice – practice ‘remembering’ what they have been taught
- Spaced practice – spacing out your studying over time.
- Dual coding – combining pictures and words to help you remember things.
- Interleaving – switching between the topics that you study.
- Concrete examples – using specific examples to understand abstract ideas.
Students and parents can download a booklet to give them more information about each strategy – Six strategies for effective learning.
They can also watch the following videos: