Interleaving

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Interleaving

Typically, when learning a series of topics in Education, we learn the first topic first, then the next, then the next and so on…

However, interleaving theory suggests that when learning a series of topics, randomising the approach to the topics will produce a deeper, more developed understanding of the topics overall.

There is a wide range of educational research done on the topic. In particular, look at the first link below which highlights the improved test scores from students who had been taught using interleaving theory.

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This theory is also linked to the idea of spacing, which suggests regular re-visiting to topics can be beneficial to students’ retention. Check out this link for information: http://bit.ly/1otYoaZ .

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/nov10/vol68/num03/When-Practice-Makes-Perfect-…-Sense.aspx

http://gocognitive.net/interviews/benefits-interleaving-practice

http://j2jenkins.com/2013/04/29/interleaved-practice-a-secret-enhanced-learning-technique/

http://bjorklab.psych.ucla.edu/research.html

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Interleaving

Uncategorized

Interleaving

Typically, when learning a series of topics in Education, we learn the first topic first, then the next, then the next and so on…

However, interleaving theory suggests that when learning a series of topics, randomising the approach to the topics will produce a deeper, more developed understanding of the topics overall.

There is a wide range of educational research done on the topic. In particular, look at the first link below which highlights the improved test scores from students who had been taught using interleaving theory.

20140712-191015-69015286.jpg

This theory is also linked to the idea of spacing, which suggests regular re-visiting to topics can be beneficial to students’ retention. Check out this link for information: http://bit.ly/1otYoaZ .

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/nov10/vol68/num03/When-Practice-Makes-Perfect-…-Sense.aspx

http://gocognitive.net/interviews/benefits-interleaving-practice

http://j2jenkins.com/2013/04/29/interleaved-practice-a-secret-enhanced-learning-technique/

http://bjorklab.psych.ucla.edu/research.html

SOLO Taxonomy & Teaching

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SOLO Taxonomy is a learning theory which outlines the increasing levels of complexity in a child’s learning.

SOLO stands for Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes. As the student learns, they ascend through the stages from:

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Pre-structural – when learners are just picking up disconnected, basic ideas.

Uni-structural – learners are beginning to make the most basic, straightforward connections.

Multi-structural – children begin to make multiple connections and can see how concepts can be linked in more than one way.

Relational – students can see ‘the big picture’. They can start to understand how all the concepts they are learning are related.

Extended Abstract – students can now see how the overall picture may link to other ideas in a multi-disciplinary way, perhaps linking concepts or ideas to things they have learnt previously.

Further links:

Learning & Teaching – Solo Taxonomy

Using SOLO to revise English

Tait Coles

Learning Spy – English

SOLO and Mentormob

The Secret Solo’ist

Sharing pedagogical purposes