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Memory and Learning : A Practical Guide for Teachers - Jacqueline Bristow

Memory and Learning

A Practical Guide for Teachers

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Published: 1st January 1999
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This practical resource aims to promote an understanding of the importance of memory in learning. Teachers in mainstream and special schools are encouraged to implement effective strategies into their everyday practice, which should help children of all ages remember and organize their response to what has been taught. With photocopiable illustrations to support the text, the authors: provide important background information about the structure, development and assessment of human memory; make plain the distinction between different types of long-term and short-term (working) memory; explore the ways in which verbal and visual material interact in the memory; and provide a range of mnemonics and other practical strategies to use in the classroom.

Notes on the authors, illustrator and contributors
Introduction
Human memoryp. 1
Learning physical skillsp. 22
Visual shorthandp. 24
Differentiation and keywordingp. 28
Keywords and iconsp. 30
Memory and Information Communication Technologyp. 33
Memory and languagep. 35
Facilitating memory for language - a strategic approachp. 49
Reading comprehension and keywordingp. 54
Descriptive writingp. 55
Essay writingp. 59
Note-takingp. 60
Memory and educationp. 62
Curriculum subjects and memoryp. 65
Key learning goals at the early stages - Overviewp. 68
Reading - Overviewp. 69
Letters and letter sounds - a mnemonic approach to teaching and learningp. 72
Practical ways of supporting verbal working memory in literacyp. 73
Singing with Jessicap. 77
Spelling - Overviewp. 78
Mathematics - Overviewp. 80
Remembering basic numbersp. 82
Meta-memory and personal organisationp. 84
Supporting children with memory difficulties in the primary classroomp. 88
Mastering the school dayp. 92
Remembering appointments, arrangements and deadlinesp. 94
Memory and test and exam revisionp. 95
Referencesp. 99
Indexp. 101
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ISBN: 9781853465949
ISBN-10: 1853465941
Series: Resource Materials for Teachers Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st January 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.85 x 20.96  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1