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De auteurs omschrijven desirable difficulties als volgt.
“Desirable difficulties in learning refer to mechanisms that aim at making the learning process harder for the learner but that result in better (long-term) retention than conventional learning. Examples of such desirable difficulties include spacing or distributed learning, where the total learning time for one topic is distributed across different sessions instead of spent in one, massed session. Interleaved practice refers to the alternate engagement with different topics instead of learning one topic after another. Furthermore, generation means that parts of the study material are generated by the learner instead of providing the learner with the complete material in advance. Finally, testing refers to the active recall of the learned information already in the learning phase instead of repeatedly going through the material. The positive effects of the aforementioned desirable difficulties on memory – and in particular on long-term retention – have been demonstrated in a large number of studies.”
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