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The Role of Working Memory in Classroom Learning

Working Memory influences learning in children and adults. It is an important aspect of our cognitive framework and impacts on ‘how’ we learn as an individual. We cannot see working memory, yet we cannot function without it.

22 Nov 2021 - 22 Nov 2021

A teacher sits at a table with 4 young students teaching them maths.

Event Overview

Working Memory (WM) influences learning in children and adults. It is an important aspect of our cognitive framework and impacts on ‘how’ we learn as an individual. We cannot see WM yet we cannot function without it. We know how WM is related to learning, we have some idea of how WM might be enhanced and we also understand the challenges one might experience due to low WM or WM being affected by health conditions.

However, often in Education we do not consider enough the role of WM. In this Masterclass, we will explore the concept of WM, examine the science of WM and understand why it is important for educators to learn about WM.

This masterclass is for those interested in careers in Education, Teaching or who have an interest in how we learn.

This session will last around 60 minutes, with plenty of time for audience questions.

 

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