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.