Sometimes Retrieval Practice is not about retrieval practice.
Spaced repetition is a learning technique that is based upon the 'spacing' of time between previously learned material. A simple example of spaced repetition is to use flashcards organized into a box. When you answer a card correctly, you put it into a section that you will revisit less frequently in the future.
Interleaving is simply mixing up content and study skills to make the brain work harder to build stronger neural connections. For instance, a tennis player would practice footwork, backhands, and serves instead of just spending an hour practicing backhands.
Varied practice refers to the use of a training schedule that includes frequent changes of tasks so that the learner is constantly changing their strategy of how the master the to-be-learned information.
The basics of Retrieval Practice
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