How to stimulate students to use effective learning strategies?


Decades of research have revealed that some teaching and learning strategies are more effective than others. However, surveys conducted in schools and universities reveal that proximately 75% of students are still using ineffective techniques when revising and preparing for exams. In this session, I will explore the reasons for this high number and propose possible solutions to stimulate students and teachers to use effective strategies. I will present a few classroom activities that make use of such strategies. I will also explain the theoretical basis of retrieval practice, dual coding, spacing, and interleaving.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.