Research in cognitive psychology suggests several ways teachers can organize instruction to improve their students' learning. Use this multimedia overview to learn about research-based strategies to improve students' memory, strengthen problem-solving skills, and build conceptual understanding.
This topic includes four recommended practices:
- Space learning over time with review and quizzing. (Spacing Learning Over Time)
- Alternate worked examples with problem-solving practice. (Examples With Practice)
- Connect abstract and concrete representations of concepts. (Abstract-Concrete Connections)
- Use higher-order questions to help students build explanations.(Higher Order Questions)