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Effective Learning

At Bristol Brunel we want to support students and make sure they are using study strategies to support their learning, which work – based on educational research.

To do this, we are using strategies suggested by a group of cognitive psychologists from the USA, based in the University of Massachusetts, called ‘The Learning Scientists’ (  They suggest six evidence informed approaches to studying that can help students to learn:

Students and parents can download a booklet to give them more information about each strategy – Six strategies for Effective Learning

They can also watch the following videos:














Retrieval Practice













Spaced Practice













Dual Coding


























Concrete Examples