Working Memory and Learning

Working Memory and Learning

A Practical Guide for Teachers

Book - 2008
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Sage Publications
A good working memory is crucial to becoming a successful leaner, yet there is very little material available in an easy-to-use format that explains the concept and offers practitioners ways to support children with poor working memory in the classroom.

This book provides a coherent overview of the role played by working memory in learning during the school years, and uses theory to inform good practice.

Topics covered include:

" the link between working memory skills and key areas of learning (such as literacy & numeracy)

" the relationship between working memory and children with developmental disorders

" assessment of children for working memory deficits

" strategies for supporting working memory in under-performing children

This accessible guide will help SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists to understand and address working memory in their setting


This book provides a coherent overview of the role played by working memory in learning during the school years, and uses theory to inform good practice.

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Based on their insight that laboratory-based research on the role of working memory in learning doesn't translate well into classroom practice, UK cognitive psychologists Gathercole (U. of York) and Alloway (U. of Durham) present an intervention based on principles derived from classroom observation. These working memory support principles include: recognizing specific types of working memory failure, evaluating the work demands of learning activities, and reducing the working memory load. Following an introduction to working memory, they address specific problems in children with poor working memory. The accessible text avoids working memory overload and features a glossary. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2008
Description: xv, 124 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781412936125
1412936128
9781412936132
1412936136
Branch Call Number: 370.1522 Gat
Additional Contributors: Alloway, Tracy Packiam

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