Are you wondering why after training, you are unable to recall what you have just learnt? Adam Robinson, author of What Smart Students Know said: “Don’t confuse recognising information with being able to recall it.” This quote is important, as it highlights the common method of passive learning, which is the exact opposite how we want to retain information. We want to use active recall - encouraging our brain to work independently to retrieve past learnt information from your long term memory. To be able to retain new information, you have to work your brain harder and build new connections to be able to actually absorb the information.
The importance of active recall
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