To what extent does spaced repetition memory system practice constitute deliberate practice?

Do the review sessions of a Spaced repetition memory system constitute Deliberate practice, after Ericsson?

  • Ways in which it is:
    • It’s explicitly about improving performance; it’s not inherently enjoyable
    • The exponential backoffs approximate focusing on your weaknesses
  • Ways in which it’s not:
    • Monitoring only approximates what an expert coach would do
    • It’s typically not all that effortful, per-se—feels more automatic. You know it or you don’t. Doesn’t really feel like challenging homeostasis: Skill development requires challenging homeostasis