Tag: Memory

Thinking through revision

27 March 2018

Over the past couple of years at Durrington we have increasingly used the lessons from cognitive science to inform the interventions we put in place to support year 11 revision. This year we have taken this a step further and attempted to fully immerse students, teachers and parents in the principles with the greatest weight of research evidence behind them. […]

Author: Chris Runeckles
Posted on: 27 March 2018
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Reflections on day two of “improving memory for success in terminal GCSE courses”

12 March 2018

On Thursday last week teachers from south coast schools met again at the Durrington Research School to further their discussions on how we can improve memory in order to improve students’ performance in terminal exams. The lessons from cognitive science on how memory works are having an increasingly transformative effect on teachers’ classroom practice across the country.  In ever-increasing numbers, schools are tapping into the benefits of deepening our understanding of memory for supporting […]

Author: Chris Runeckles
Posted on: 12 March 2018
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15 myths about memory and learning

26 February 2018

Education is rife with learning myths. Over time, they harden into fact and then further ossify into our most cherished beliefs. And like Japanese knotweed the longer we leave them to grow and develop, the harder they are to weed out. Here are fifteen of the most common learning myths we have encountered as a research school. […]

Author: Andy Tharby
Posted on: 26 February 2018
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Learning From The Learning Scientists

27 November 2017

On Friday Andy Tharby and Chris Runeckles from The Durrington Research School, led a session at our school INSET day. They were discussing the work of The Learning Scientists who are a group of cognitive psychological scientists, based in the USA, who focus on the science of learning. In particular, they focus on six effective study and teaching strategies that are supported by research evidence. […]

Posted on: 27 November 2017
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Training Programme – Improving memory for success in terminal GCSE courses

11 June 2018

This three-day programme will explore which teaching methods, using evidence from cognitive science, have been shown to improve memory retention and recall. There will also be plenty of opportunities for delegates to share effective practice that is happening across our network schools. […]

Posted on: 11 September 2017
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