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  • How far apart should a topic be spaced?

    Posted by George Garza on May 8, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    I know in interleaving, ideally a subject is revisited right before the student forgets, which I think I’ve seen as 4 days typically. I’m not sure how far apart subjects should be spaced. In the example infographic in the course, it shows each topic taking 2-3 days with about 3 topics. This would mean it would be 8-13 days before a topic was revisited. Seems like that might be too long? I’m assuming homework and tests would be interleaved, so it’s not like the students is doing nothing with the ideas, is that little review sufficient for maintenance until the topic comes up again?

    As I’m sitting here writing this, I’m seeing the purpose of the weekly review days, these would help the students wrestle with the ideas they are weak with, so that through thinking through ideas that they’ve allowed to “simmer” for a bit they are able to increase their mastery and be more prepared for when the topic comes up again. That’s really cool! I guess I answered my own question, but if anyone has anything to add or expand on, I’d love to hear it!

    George Garza replied 3 years, 10 months ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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