When rethinking curriculum and schemes of work, it is vital that teachers work through current plans to identify where encoding takes place (delivery of new information), storage happens (where and when we test this knowledge) and when retrieval practice is used (how you offer low-stakes quizzing).

This 11-page PDF file supports teachers in reevaluating their curriculum and schemes of work, using the encode-store-retrieve method. This resource offers a template and a worked example for the classroom. The greater challenge is using this methodology to rethink curriculum delivery…



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Date Updated: 23rd April 2023Date Created: 18th June 2020 SKU: Encode-Store-Retrieve Categories: , Tags: , , , , , , , ,


To make knowledge stick and become stored, a better teaching method is to work on the retrieval stages of teaching and learning, not the encoding (putting some in) stage. We believe that most long-term learning occurs during the encoding stage, but a wealth of research demonstrates that learning is strengthened during retrieval.

This resource draws upon the work by Pooja K. Agarwal, PhD and Patrice M. Bain, Ed.S. in their book, Powerful Teaching.


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