As per the concept of contextual interference
, practice conditions that require increased cognitive load such as random practice in which a learner is required to practice two or more tasks with differing motor plans facilitate motor learning.
Competitive trace theory: a role for the hippocampus in contextual interference
The contextual interference
effect has been one such finding that researchers have attempted to apply in pedagogical settings.
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the systematic increase of contextual interference
(CI) levels during practice is more beneficial for retention and transfer than practice schedules involving only low levels of CI.
From a motor learning perspective, variable practice (practicing multiple skills in a practice session) provides for variety to keep athletes motivated, while the knowledge from the contextual interference
(CI) effect phenomenon ensures that learning has taken place.
Le due ultime modalita organizzative, creano un effetto che in letteratura e noto come interferenza contestuale (contextual interference
Amount of practice effect on contextual interference
in the manipulative motor task learning
Using methods derived from Knowledge Tracing, we investigate whether we can replicate the contextual interference
effect, an effect commonly found when investigating practice schedules of different task types.
studied the influence of professional expertise (or previous experience with a similar or related task) and task complexity (simple versus complex) on the effect of contextual interference
. They asked forty-eight firefighters (novice or experienced) to practice tying either simple or complex knots, presented in either blocked or random order.
* Providing contextual interference
(e.g., by practicing in varied and challenging environments);
These spacing phenomena include the distributed practice effect, the contextual interference
effect (Battig, 1966, 1979), the spacing effect, and the lag effect (Underwood, Kapelak, & Malmi, 1976).
The effects of imaginary practice on another type of interference, contextual interference
, was recently examined by Gabriele, Hall & Lee (1989).