What are multiple exposure strategies?

3 mins read
Tara Walsh

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.

6 Multiple exposure strategies with ClickView

  1. Use resources for inspiration
    You can use some of the provided educational resources for scaffolding your lessons to incorporate multiple exposures. Lesson plans include ideas for teaching, including 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 topic material.
  4. Create your own video
    You or your students can familiarise yourselves with material by taking the opportunity to make video 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-alligned content anywhere, anytime on any device to aid their mastery of learning. They can watch a video multiple times, including with an interactive layer you’ve embedded.

4 Teacher tips for multiple exposure strategies

  1. Multiple exposure strategies across the curriculum
    No matter what your subject area, from food technology in secondary Technologies to the skeletal system in Science, multiple exposure strategies can be useful tools in your classroom or lecture theatre. Any educator can incorporate a range of exposures, from pre-reading to explicit teaching and exit slips as they plan their lesson sequences. Explore the entire video collection for inspiration.
  2. Multiple exposures for all educators
    Whether you’re an early career educator or a highly experienced practitioner, all teachers and lecturers can incorporate multiple exposures in their lesson planning. Our lesson plans provide useful starting points to begin using multiple exposures to deepen student understanding.
  3. Multiple exposures as a whole school approach
    To encourage your whole school community or faculty to get on board with multiple exposures, consider working in subject or year level teams. As a team, work with your colleagues to develop sequential curriculum, using ClickView videos and resources as a jump-off point. Build playlists together and structure lessons in a way to differentiate content for students and scaffold learning appropriately.
  4. How interactive videos support multiple exposures
    Using interactives is a really helpful way to track student progress through a topic or unit of work. Use them as a formative assessment tool to establish current knowledge, then continue to track understanding as you go. Layer different kinds of questions to existing videos or create your own.

Achieve optimum learning outcomes with effective teaching strategies

A ClickView subscription includes full access to 1000s of curriculum-aligned videos, including all supporting educational resources. We also offer a vast range of training resources to help you get the most out of your ClickView experience. From training videos to webinars and customer support, your questions will be answered. We’re here to help equip you with the resources you need to implement multiple exposures and other teaching strategies for great educational outcomes in the classroom.