Changes in the curriculum require teachers to confront the issue of how to teach memory skills head-on. This course combines an introduction to memory palaces with an exploration of how to enhance pupils’ attention and motivation. By showing students why memory matters, and how to focus attention on salient structural features of information they're trying to memorise, the course provides teachers with tools to transform learning and attainment.
This course can be delivered as standard INSET and as a class or larger group workshop involving students.
The story of Simonides of Ceos
Mixing long and short-term memory
How to remember 20 random facts
What's your dominant teaching style? Serial or parallel?
How stories shape our thinking
Unearthing the stories behind your subject area
Creating your own narratives as an aid to memory
Narrative and parallel processes
How to teach across the divide- attention and cross-curricular teaching
Perceptible improvement - how motivation is linked to a sense that knowledge and skills are developing
The integrated approach - giving pupils good reasons to learn
The power station for attention - helping pupils know what school is for
“Excellent, Varied approach. Opened many possibilities both personally and for students.”Teacher , Wimbledon College