“People tend to try to learn in blocks,” Bjork said. “Mastering one thing before moving on to the next.”
Instead of doing that Bjork recommends interleaving. The strategy suggest that instead of spending an hour working on your tennis serve, you mix in a range of skills like backhands, volleys, overhead smashes, and footwork.
Bjork explains that successful interleaving allows you to “seat” each skill among the others. “If information is studied so that it can be interpreted in relation to other things in memory, learning is much more powerful,” he said. There’s one caveat: Make sure the mini skills you interleave are related in some higher-order way.”
The child is the forgotten citizen, and yet if statesmen and educationalists once came to realise the terrific force that is in childhood for good or for evil, I feel they would give it priority above everything else.
Amazing ideas about the future of education, where kids get instruction from videos at home (where they can pause/replay as much as necessary) and do homework at school, where teachers can help! EDUCATION REVOLUTION NOW.