Is it all just memorisation?

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Abstract

As a memory researcher and teacher-educator, I sometimes get a negative reaction when I talk about improving teachers’ understanding of human memory. Am I suggesting that school learning is just a matter of memory? And isn’t memorisation a bad thing? I think that using memory effectively isn’t a bad thing at all, and in fact it’s inevitable – all learning involves memory on some level. In this article I explore what cognitive researchers mean when they talk about memory, as well as discussing some promising research findings that have begun to be applied to education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages31-35
Number of pages5
No.18/19
Specialist publicationThe Profession: The Annual Publication for Early Career Teachers
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • evidence-based learning
  • new teachers
  • memory research

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    Firth, J. (2018). Is it all just memorisation? The Profession: The Annual Publication for Early Career Teachers, (18/19), 31-35.