Thursday March 9
Watch our webinar with Kate Jones on retrieval practice in the classroom. Kate discussed what the science of learning research tells us about how to make learning stick, exploring in particular the benefits of retrieval practice and different ways that teachers can incorporate retrieval practice in their teaching.
Kate works for Evidence Based Education (EBE), a UK-based organisation which seeks to enhance the quality of teaching and learning through innovative, impactful, and engaging professional learning. This year, The Education Hub has partnered with EBE to provide New Zealand schools with exclusive access to their Great Teaching Toolkit – a comprehensive professional learning platform comprising online courses, tools, and instruments to provide feedback to teachers on their practice and development. Find out more about this amazing opportunity.
To help you navigate the webinar easily, there is a list of the key topics covered in the session below, including the time each was discussed. The key ideas discussed in this webinar are also shared in a short insight article.
|What is retrieval practice and why is it so important for learning?
|The extensive research base for the benefits of retrieval practice
|Using retrieval strategies with students across a range of ages and in different subjects
|How much retrieval practice is needed and how long should teachers wait before using retrieval exercises
|How retrieval practice supports higher order thinking tasks
|Retrieval activities that move beyond factual quizzes
|Digital platforms that support retrieval practice
|How retrieval practice can be incorporated as part of student-directed work
|The importance of making time for retrieval practice in a full curriculum
|The research on using retrieval practice with neurodivergent students
|Understanding retrieval strength and the long-term benefits of retrieval practice