Spaced Learning: Making Space for Neuroscience in the Classroom


  • Ana Catarina Vaz


The paper offers an insight into the scientific research on the use of neuroscience in today’s educational systems and classrooms. It also presents Spaced Learning as an example of practical teaching techniques which apply neuroscience in the classroom. A brief account of the potential relevance of neuroscience in education looks at how neuroscience and education are exploring the potential for scalable solutions, such as Teensleep and Spaced Learning. A closer examination of two different experiments in England and Portugal demonstrates how Spaced Learning has been successfully deployed and raised achievement. Finally, it considers making space for neuroscience in the classroom, and aims to explain how the classroom should be prepared for a neuroscientific approach.