May 30, 2023
This week looks at a research paper into the Pomodoro Technique - breaking down revision into 25 minutes segments with 5 minute breaks. Whilst many people use this we often don't consider why it is useful or what processes might support its use or not. The use of system-regulated breaks may have several benefits over self-regulated breaks such as reducing secondary cognitive load, making students more motivated and more efficient but little research has been done on this. This paper is a starting point for this research.
Original Paper: :
Biwer, F., Wiradhany, W., oude Egbrink, M. G. A., & de Bruin, A.
H. (2023). Understanding effort regulation: Comparing ‘Pomodoro’ breaks and self-regulated
breaks. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 00, 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12593