Tag: Working memory

Book review: ‘Memorable Teaching’ by Peps Mccrea

17 January 2018

If you have a spare half hour (honestly, you can read the whole book in that time) you should check out this highly accessible book filled with useful insights and tips for teachers. As someone who is fascinated by memory and values its role in teaching, I totally agree that memory is integral to learning but until recently it has been misunderstood and often associated simply with rote learning. […]

Author: Julie Watson, Memory and Metacognition lead, Huntington Research School
Posted on: 17 January 2018
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‘An Interview with the Expert’…On Working Memory

25 February 2017

Dr Joni Holmes is a Senior Scientist at the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, UK. Her research focuses on the causes and remediation of specific learning difficulties with a particular focus on working memory. She also runs a research clinic for children with difficulties in attention, learning and memory, which […]

Posted on: 25 February 2017
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Time for some ‘Brain Training’?

8 December 2016

There should always be time for our brains to have a work out. Of course, school is as good a place as any. New research on the perils of ‘brain training’ may just give us a little steer on how best to go about it. For the last decade and more, purveyors of ‘brain training’ have […]

Posted on: 8 December 2016
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