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What Teachers Need to Know About Memory

What Teachers Need to Know About Memory

October 2023 | 176 pages | Corwin UK
Applying the psychology of memory to classroom teaching can enhance learning, reduce workload for teachers and lead to better outcomes for students. Memory is a subject often clouded from understanding by technical jargon and complexities. Busy teachers need support and guidance from experienced authors who are connected to both practice and research.

This current, practical guide supports your reflection on and engagement with memory in the classroom, with direct links to your own teaching.


1. What is memory?
2. Working memory and cognition
3. Long-term memory – The basics
4. Memory and conceptual understanding
5. Applying memory to everyday teaching practice
6. Why do student differ in memory, skill and attainment?
7. Mnemonics
8. Applying memory across the curriculum

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Jonathan Firth

Jonathan Firth is an author, teacher and researcher focused on the psychology of education. He has run workshops on metacognition, exam skills and debunking neuromyths in education. More About Author

Nasima Riazat

Nasima Riazat is an author, lecturer and school leader. She is also the regional lead for WomenEd in the North West, and the founder of #PhDchat. More About Author

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