Multiple exposure strategies for teachers

Multiple exposures is a strategy that gives students numerous opportunities and ways to interact with information and learning. It is a well thought out, systematic approach rather than simple repetition or drill work.

Why use the multiple exposures strategy?

Research, such as that from John Hattie, suggests that deep learning develops most effectively over time via multiple, spaced interactions with new concepts. This spacing may take place over several days and include different activities to vary the interactions students have with new knowledge. Perhaps unsurprisingly, multiple exposures vastly improve learner retention of new knowledge. The strategy works most effectively when the exposures occur over some time and when they are used to develop the mastery of new skills and knowledge.

Multiple exposures in your classroom

Space out repetition

Whenever possible, multiple exposures work best when strategically spread over an extended period, such as part of a unit or topic outline. Reinforcing links between the learning intention and what the class is working on helps make this repetition more meaningful.

Make a plan

Planning and structure are needed to teach multiple exposures. They should be considered at the outset of the preparation of a new unit of work. Activities can then be devised to provide opportunities for students to engage and re-engage with ideas and concepts and to practise new skills in a range of different contexts. This planning helps to support the transfer of learning.

Give essential feedback

Feedback plays an essential role in teaching with multiple exposures. It can offer feedback on a student’s progress towards their learning goals, while simultaneously preventing misunderstandings and errors transferring from one exposure to the next. As with all feedback, it can also be used to inform professional practice to develop teaching and learning strategies for a particular class or topic.

Six multiple exposure strategies with ClickView

  1. Use resources for inspiration

    You can use some of the educational resources provided for scaffolding your lessons to incorporate multiple exposures. Lesson plans include ideas for teaching, incorporating activities that target different strengths and learning preferences.

  2. Track results to map progress

    Results of learning with multiple exposures can be tracked using interactive layers you add to videos for your classes. Throughout a unit of work, you can test student understanding to map the progress of your class.

  3. Learn by teaching

    Students can be given the task of creating an explainer interactive video for a younger/new/fellow student, giving them another exposure to the topic material.

  4. Create your own video

    You or your students can familiarise yourselves with material by taking the opportunity to make video content and upload it to ClickView.

  5. Become a critic

    For exposures to another angle of the material, your students can critique videos made by one another relating to your class topic.

  6. Access content anytime

    Students can access ClickView’s curriculum-aligned content anywhere, any time on any device to aid their mastery of learning. They can watch a video multiple times, including with an interactive layer you’ve embedded.

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