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Spaced Repetition for long term memory of physics

PGR-RA-168

Expertise of research area
deep learning; engineering and physical sciences; long term memory; physics; Spaced repetition


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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

This research involves investigation into the use of spaced repetition within physics higher education

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>In higher education, long term memory is needed for students to have a sound platform of understanding on which to build new advanced knowledge and to apply when solving problems. Research shows that long term memory can be developed by repeated testing during the learning phase, known as spaced repetition. Yet students&nbsp;still retain&nbsp;a strong tendency to &lsquo;cram for exams&rsquo; as this technique has served them well through high school satisfying short term reward.</p> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/physics-research-degrees">Research degrees in the School of Physics and Astronomy</a></li> <li><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/physics-research-groups/doc/physics-education">Physics Education</a></li> <li><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/physics-research-innovation">School of Physics and Astronomy, Research&nbsp;and Innovation</a>&nbsp;&ndash; 90% of research activity&nbsp;is &lsquo;world-leading&rsquo; or &lsquo;internationally excellent, latest Research Excellence Framework</li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-leeds-doctoral-college">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your overall experience.</p>

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<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>PhD candidates interested in investigating this aspect within physics education should contact <a href="mailto:A.M.Voice@leeds.ac.uk">Dr Alison Voice</a>&nbsp;to discuss further.</p> <p>For general enquiries and details regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate School Office:<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:maps.pgr.admissions@leeds.ac.uk">maps.pgr.admissions@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: 44 (0)113 343 5057.</p>