Memory palaces have been used since antiquity as powerful tools for storing information in long-term memory. All memory champions use them in order to perform staggering feats, but the good news is that anyone can learn to use the techniques that they employ. With the recent change of emphasis away from coursework towards more traditional exams, students are under increased pressure to develop memory skills.
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
A list of twenty random facts
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
The advantages of an integrated approach
Giving pupils good reasons to learn
Teaching pupils to teach their teachers