2023年1月実施 共通テスト 英語筆記（リーディング）
Mr. Oxford‘s thoughts on contextual learning were insightful. I agree that it can be beneficial. Repetition, though, can also work well. However the repetitive learning strategy he discussed, which is called “massed learning,” is not effective. There is another kind of repetitive learning called “spaced learning,” in which students memorize new information and then review it over longer intervals. The interval between studying is the key difference. In Mr. Oxford's example, his students probably used their workbooks to study over a short period of time.
In this case, they might have paid less attention to the content as they continued to review it. The reason for this is that the content was no longer new and could easily be ignored. In contrast, when the
intervals are longer, the students' memory of the content is weaker. Therefore, they pay more attention because they have to make a greater effort to recall what they had learned before. For example, if students study with their workbooks, wait three days, and then study again, they are likely to learn the material better.