Distributed Learning vs. Massed Learning: Definition & Examples


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In terms of studying methods, distributed practice describes what?

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1. In terms of studying for school, massed practice can best be equated to what method?

2. What does the study-phase retrieval theory state?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the worksheet and quiz, you can see what you know about distributed learning and massed learning. How these types of learning differ is the main topic you'll need to know for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following topics:

  • What study method massed practice can best be equated to
  • A common practice in many schools that may encourgage massed practice
  • What distributed practice describes
  • The method of studying that researchers say is best for long-term retention
  • Content of the study-phase retrieval theory

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as massed learning and distributed learning
  • Making connections - use understanding of these two methods to identify which promotes long-term retention better
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what the study-phase retrieval theory states

Additional Learning

Continue your studies by reading or watching the lesson titled Distributed Learning vs. Massed Learning: Definition & Examples. This lesson helps you:

  • Review attributes of distributed learning
  • Determine why massed learning would be used
  • Figure out the best way for students to study