Working Memory and Learning
A Practical Guide for Teachers
- Susan Gathercole - MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge
- Tracy Packiam Alloway - University of North Florida, USA
Memory | School/Educational Psychology | Special Education
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
Accessible and clear. Full of information and the glossary at the back of the book is very useful. This book is a very useful guide for study and for developing CPD. 'Points to Remember' at the end of each chapter provide useful summaries.
Clearly written and informed by the latest reserch and models of memory
Overall, a good reader-friendly book; well laid out with clear diagrams to support text. Like so many books on working memory there is little in the way of recommended strategies. However, what sets this book apart from others is that it covers aspects often not covered in other books, such as distinguishing between different types of working memory. Very useful for anyone wanting to read about the effects of working memory problems on learning.
A useful text for those students exploring issues relating to cognition as part of their extended studies.
useful for completeing aspects of the first assignment and very good background reading
I liked the accessibility of this book. Susan Gathercole is an important researcher in this area but has distilled her considerable knowledge into this concise publication. The Glossary at the back of the publication is very useful and informative, even for someone with more extensive knowledge of this area. This publication is highly recommended for CPD and other development activities undertaken with educators by, for example, Educational Pyschologists.
Dr David Armstrong
perfect for practitioners - practical and easy to understand