Tip 78: Engage in spaced repetition

'Once heard, never forgotten! Really …?'

Most of our professional education system is still based on one-time events. Whereas using great didactics during these trainings and making sure participants have a memorable experience is important, there is still one problem: Once heard (in most cases) quickly forgotten. This means that you'll need to make sure to repeat what you have learned after the training to be able to recall it later.

A way to do this is called 'spaced repetition' which which was the result of research by Hermann Ebbinghaus and summarized in his so-called Forgetting Curve (see learning tip 64). In this learning tip, I want to give you some more insights how to fight the forgetting curve by active recall.