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Key Concepts in Organizing Instruction & Study

Hal Pashler, chair of the expert panel that produced the IES Practice Guide on Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning, describes how research in cognitive psychology can help us understand and address common problems in teaching and learning. He gives an overview of four research-based practices, discusses how they might be used in schools, and provides implications for professional development.

FEATURING: Hal Pashler, University of California, San Diego

SOURCE: Doing What Works

Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning

This guide, produced by IES, includes a set of concrete actions relating to the use of instructional and study time that are applicable to subjects that demand a great deal of content learning, including social studies, science, and mathematics. The guide was developed with some of the most important principles to emerge from research on learning and memory in mind.

Source: Institute of Education Sciences

Key Concepts in Spacing Learning Over Time

Listen to Dr. Mark McDaniel discuss how spacing learning of material over time improves memory, and understand the optimal ways to space course materials.

Featuring: Mark McDaniel, Washington University in St. Louis

Source: Doing What Works