Currently, there is little teaching or learning of memory techniques in the UK education system. Some teachers use them discretely as part of their subjects, some students are aware of memory techniques and access them, and some schools buy in the services of study skills organisations to teach these techniques to students.
Memory technique training is not part of the national curriculum at present
Memory techniques are an essential part of the learning process, and allow students to access study material in a helpful way. Some benefits of learning and using memory techniques include:
- Access to large amounts of study material
- Better levels of attainment in exams
- Increasing levels of brain capacity
- Increased levels of student confidence
- Freeing of valuable lesson time to focus on application of subjects, rather than learning base facts
- Linking in with latest thinking on learning, especially metacognition and growth mindsets
School curriculums are very crowded, controlled centrally, and there hasn’t been much interest in promoting memory techniques as an essential part of the process.
Memory skills have often been positioned as “elite” activities, accessible to the most gifted students and organised via national competitions. This needs to be repositioned as an activity for which there are benefits for all.
Our one day course is designed for teachers and curriculum managers to start the journey towards creating memory friendly classrooms, learning processes and whole schools. It is presented as a train the trainer approach, with all materials provided so that that attendees will be able to train students effectively, and share the resources with colleagues when back in school.
£199 + VAT (Early bird)
£230 + VAT (Standard rate)
Early bird offer is available 2 months before course date.
Includes lunch, refreshments, full set of course notes and CPD Certificate.
- Understanding memory techniques and how to use them practically in the classroom
- How to teach students memory techniques that they can have ownership of
- How to design lessons with memory techniques in mind
- Using memory techniques to encourage flipped learning and home study
- Subject by subject review to show how and where memory tools are most effective
- Using memory based technology to support learning