Land-Grant Press — Teaching Section

Can Repetition and Spacing Increase Learning and Recall Through Engagement?

CAFLS Department

Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences

Publication Date

Summer 8-30-2023


Based on research supporting the increase in memory recall and retention from teaching models emphasizing repetition and spaced-out teaching sessions of the same material, students explored sterilization techniques of medical products used in surgery and the packaging industry in three different ways and at four spacing intervals. The purpose of this brief is to explain a teaching methodology which correlated to increased learning and mastery of material after repeated exposure to the same topic at organized spacing intervals (time between sessions). Students reported increased retention and learning of material after this teaching technique. Instructor observation revealed better command of, and increased confidence with, the material by students following this change in teaching.

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