Week 3 learning summary

What have we learned this week?

  • Engagement with research evidence about retrieval practice, elaboration and interleaving has helped us to consider possible changes to our practice to enable better retention of learning for pupils.
  • Jonathan Firth and Paul Howard-Jones have helped us to consider the role of memory for learning in more detail.
  • Written and video case studies from schools have demonstrated how technology might be used to support learning that sticks; maximising retrieval practice and elaboration.


We’ve created a poster to summarise the key learning on using online quizzes. You can download it at the bottom of the page.


Each week, we’ll provide you with a personal reflection sheet where you can document and reflect in the week’s learning (please download this below). If you wish to, you may like to take pictures to share it with your personal learning network or you may wish to reflect in more detail by writing a blog. Either way, we’d love to hear about your learning online with the hashtag #FLEducationTech.

If you’d like to extend your learning from this week, take a look at the suggested links and further reading available under ‘See also’ at the bottom of this page.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making this week’s learning happen: Cat Scutt, Jonathan Firth, Paul Howard-Jones, Megan Sumeracki and Yana Weinstein, Kimberley Doyle and Neil Jones at Prescot Primary School, Saif Aftab, Denbigh High School, Grace Oliver, Kate, and Matt Corry at Godolphin & Latymer School, Alan Chadwick at London Freemen’s School, Dr Katharine Hutchinson and Mark Whicker at Cambridgeshire Educational Trust, our course reviewers and mentors, and MASH Production.

When you’re ready, click the ‘Mark as complete’ button below and then select ‘Next’ to view what’s coming up in Week 4 of the course.

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Using Technology in Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning

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