The Forgetting Curve

  By Adrian Harvey Ever heard of the phrase ‘a learning curve’? It refers to the period of when a person is learning new skills and information and it becomes a lot to process. The learning curve then progresses to a point where an individual has learnt enough to perform the required processes and functions of the task or job at hand. Did you also know that there is a ‘forgetting curve’ as well? Hermann Ebbinghaus was a German psychologist born in 1850 and credited with discovering the ‘forgetting curve,’ the ‘learning curve,’ and ‘spaced learning.’ Even though his work is.

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