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07 The Six Strategies of Effective Learning with Learning Scientist, Dr. Megan Sumeracki

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07 The Six Strategies of Effective Learning with Learning Scientist, Dr. Megan Sumeracki

You WILL NOT want to miss this episode covering the evidence-based learning strategies that are proven to be the most effecting study methods. On today’s show, Dr. Megan Sumeracki will teach us about Spacing, Retrieval, Interleaving, Elaboration, Dual-coding, and Concrete Examples. Using these methods are a proven way to make your study time more efficient.

Show Notes


The Learning Scientists Podcast & Bi-directional Communication

The Importance of Learning Research as open-access

The Six Strategies of Effective Learning from the Institute for Education Sciences (2007?) & The National Council for Teaching Quality Report (2016?)

A Brief History of Spacing and Retrieval Practice, Ebbinghaus, and Memory Accessibility

What is Spacing and How do We Use it?

The Ins and Outs of Retrieval Practice

Interleaving Your Study Practice (19:10 Taylor and Rore? 2010 blocking v. interleaving)

Elaborative Interrogation: The How, When, Why, and Where of Your Study Material

Dual Coding: Combining Visual information with your Learning!

Concrete Examples: The More the Merrier

Closing Advise from Dr. Sumeracki: Use These Strategies!!!

Also, you can find Dr. Sumeracki’s books on Amazon, research articles, and some great podcasts by the Learning Scientists on Retrieval for medical residents, and an interview with her sister, Dr. Alyssa Smith.

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Podcast Host

Chase is an MS, MBA-HA and MD/Ph.Dcandidate. He is the Founder and educator at MedEd University, which he began in 2014 to consolidate free educational resources for his classmates. He is the host of the Medical Mnemonist Podcast, creator of several medical education platforms, and is the CEO of FindARotation.

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