Writing in SecEd back in December 2021 I stated – somewhat boldly – that “retrieval practice alone is not enough – we must also consider spaced learning, interleaving, feedback and metacognition” (Still, 2021).
I stand by that statement, however I am now aware that back then I was underplaying the complexities of retrieval practice.
That article led to a subsequent nine-article series and two podcasts in SecEd in 2022 focused on the research underpinning retrieval practice and its many elements and practical classroom strategies.
And that series led to a book, published this month – Test-Enhanced Learning: A practical guide to improving academic outcomes for all students.
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