Medical Education

Consider using interleaving, spaced repetition and the testing effect in your curriculum.

By: Colleen Kalynych, Ed.D.
Interleaving This graphic illustrates the importance of spaced learning and review over time to help retain information learned and reduce forgetting.
The concept of distributive practice or spacing of information has repeatedly been shown to improve memory retention.
As a formative assessment, spaced testing allows the learners and instructors to determine areas of weakness or education gaps early in the process.