Construction of a Simple Concept

Elaboration

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• Elaboration is the process of finding additional layers of meaning in new material. • Elaboration may include illustrative examples, relating new knowledge to knowledge you already know, or relating new knowledge to a visual image. • The more you can elaborate on how new learning relates to what you already know, the stronger your

Interleaved Retrieval Practice

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Practice that’s spaced out, interleaved with other learning, and varied produces better mastery, longer retention, and more versatility. The learning from interleaved practice feels slower than learning from massed practice. Teachers and students sense the difference. They can see that their grasp of each element is coming more slowly, and the compensating long-term advantage is