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Replay Webinar – Supercharge your Child’s Learning II:
Revision Habits for Best Exam Retention

Originally Broadcasted on

1st September, 2022

Thank you to all who attended our webinar last week with Ms Cheryl Chia.

Here are the 3 key takeaways: 

1) We have positive thoughts about learning but negative thoughts about exams:

  • An exam is simply a measure of learning
  • We should shift our focus away from “exams” towards “learning”
  • It should not be so much about “doing well in exams” but “have you learnt?”

 2) Three best research-based revision habits are discussed:

  • Space repetition – spread out revision over time
  • Interleaved revision – mix up revision topics
  • Retrieval practice – test recall from memory 

3) Effective revision habits may be perceived as “hard” by students: 

  • Researchers recognise that effective strategies are not easy to put into practice.
  • However, it is because of this difficulty —the process of learning, forgetting and retrieving that eventually pushes new knowledge into our long-term memory.
  • In the short term, it is easier not to use these strategies, but in the long term, these strategies help us to retain information and learn better

Ms Cheryl Chia

With more than 20 years’ experience in brain fitness training, Cheryl is an accomplished physiotherapist, who is also the founder of BrainFit, an entity that specialises in scientific brain fitness training. Cheryl holds a Master Degree in Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was awarded a full scholarship from KK Hospital and was also the overall coordinator for paediatric neurology physiotherapy there. She has lectured in Nanyang Polytechnic and is a much sought-after speaker, including at events organised by MediaCorp-SMART Parents, the Child Guidance Clinic and schools. She is a frequent invited guest on Parenting Made Easy Radio 93.8, where she shares her expertise on brain fitness to help parents raise smarter and more resilient children. Cheryl is also an author and a mother to two young girls.