Built from the ground up around research
Modern L&D leaders know the importance of adopting tools and approaches that are underpinned by research, which is why we built Sparks from the ground up based around science.
Spaced learning is the principle that information is more easily learnt when it is split into short time frames and repeated multiple times, with time passing between repetitions.
Well designed prompts, positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions can help to deliver long term behaviour change.
If you want to encourage a behaviour, make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely (EAST). These four simple principles form a framework to help drive a change in behaviour.
AID MEMORY RETRIEVAL
By integrating workplace cues in development activities, future memory retrieval is more likely.
CORRECT LEARNER'S MISCONCEPTIONS
By utilizing feedback appropriately, you can correct people’s misconceptions and support correct retrieval.
DEVELOP UNDERSTANDING AND MEMORY
By providing spaced repetitions over time, future memory retrieval is improved.
By varying the learning materials, your audience stays more engaged and memory retrieval is improved.
By personalizing messaging and content to individuals there is a greater likelihood of them considering a perspective other than their own.
Including a Line Manager or equivalent within any communications can greatly influence performance and retention.
- REPORT: Spacing Learning Events Over Time: What the Research Says
- RESEARCH: The Decisive Dozen
- RESEARCH: Five Reasons Learners Experience the Spacing Effect
- VIDEO: Spacing: practical insights for mobile and micro Learning
- How Much Do People Forget?
- ARTICLE: 4 Ways to Use the Nudge Theory to Improve Learning Outcomes
- REPORT: Four simple ways to apply behavioural insights
- BOOK: Nudge
- BOOK: Inside the Nudge Unit: How small changes can make a big difference
- BOOK: Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics