Research supports the idea that providing students with challenging work enhances learning outcomes. Evidence-based techniques that benefit learning include spaced learning, interleaving and elaborate interrogation. Read more, including tips for your classroom, in the topic summary and join us this fortnight as we discuss how making learning difficult benefits students.
Join the next live chat about Making Learning Difficult:
- Thursday 7th June, 8-9pm
Get the date in your planner now, we’ll remind you on the day.
Ask Questions any time
Use ASK to post questions to specific scientists at any time over the next fortnight. Feel free to ask about whatever you like, whenever you like. There are over 50 scientists available to answer your questions, see the list here.
In the news:
- Teaching and Learning: Desirable Difficulties – SecEd, May 2018
- The application of spacing and interleaving approaches in the classroom – Chartered College of Teaching, February 2018
- Desirable Difficulties – The Learning Scientists, July 2017
The final fortnight of the Learning Zone runs 18 June – 1 July. With no topic, this fortnight is an opportunity to explore what interests you most. A chance to reflect and ask about anything linked to the Science of Learning.
A range of scientists will be available to join teachers in these discussions.