Overlearn to promote retention, to make it easier to maintain previous levels of knowledge and performance
Goh Poh Sun (First draft at 0500am, on June 10, 2015)
Overlearn a topic, or skill, to deepen learning, promote retention, and make it easier to maintain and recover previous levels of knowledge and skill. Make extra effort during the learning phase to deepen and widen connections between new and previous learnt knowledge; work on making and exploring wider links between theory and practice settings; overlearn and practice skills till they become second nature. Schedule and look for opportunities to regularly recall, and reuse what your have learnt; including teaching what has been learnt.