Next, it is crucial to practice what was learned to establish accessibility and function. The goal is to build pathways that will enable recalling the concept when needed, ideally over time, changing environment and various retrieval cues. Distributed and varied retrieval practice is the way to achieve that: when trying to recall the information, access pathways are built and maintained. When a network of related concepts is established, the learner is able to USE the stored knowledge.
When using the new concpet is repeated over time, in various contexts and ways, we eventually get to a state of MASTERY: the former learner is able to use it easily and quickly, even automatically. This state of concept representation is described as a “Schema” (very well cnnected and practiced network of concepts).