Interleaved learning. Many people aren’t familiar with the term, yet it is by no means a new development. It was first described as varied or mixed practice some 30 years ago. Increasingly though, Interleaved Learning is being seen as a powerful technique for enabling more efficient learning. The technique is a proven way of building your knowledge and skill set across a broader focus, strengthening recall and improving retention.
Interleaved learning centres around us varying the skills or subject matters we learn, rather than focussing on one at a time, the theory being that the variation improves our memory recall, and brings greater retention.