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Learners’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Spaced Learning Schedule in L2 Vocabulary Learning.pdf
SAGE Open (2016)
  • Hadi Salehi
Abstract
The spacing effect is a ubiquitous phenomenon, whereby memory is enhanced for the information that is learned across different points in time rather than being learned at once. A considerable amount of research has focused on the nature of the spacing effect, and there is general acceptance that spacing learning events out in time promotes learning. However, fewer studies have been conducted in educational settings. The aim of this study is to explore learners’ perceptions of different spacing schedules (massed vs. spaced). To achieve the purpose of the study, we taught 30 children 24 English–Farsi word pairs utilizing different spacing schedules. Later, we administered a questionnaire to explore leaarners’ perceptions of both massed and spaced schedules. The results revealed that the children percieved spaced practice to be more effective than massed practice.
Keywords
  • spacing,
  • spaced learning,
  • massed learning,
  • vocabulary learning,
  • memory,
  • perceptions
Disciplines
Publication Date
2016
Citation Information
Hadi Salehi. "Learners’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Spaced Learning Schedule in L2 Vocabulary Learning.pdf" SAGE Open (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hadi_salehi/26/