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ERIC Number: ED500152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-30
Pages: 144
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-3612-5
Working Memory and Learning: A Practical Guide for Teachers
Gathercole, Susan E.; Alloway, Tracy Packiam
SAGE Publications (CA)
A good working memory is crucial to becoming a successful leaner, yet there is very little material available in an easy-to-use format that explains the concept and offers practitioners ways to support children with poor working memory in the classroom. This book provides a coherent overview of the role played by working memory in learning during the school years, and uses theory to inform good practice. Topics covered include the link between working memory skills and key areas of learning (such as literacy and numeracy); the relationship between working memory and children with developmental disorders; assessment of children for working memory deficits; and strategies for supporting working memory in under-performing children. This accessible guide will help SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists to understand and address working memory in their setting. The book contains the following chapters: (1) What Is Working Memory?; (2) Working Memory in Childhood; (3) Working Memory and Learning; (4) Children with Working Memory Impairments; (5) Children with Short-Term Memory Impairments; (6) Working Memory in Children with Developmental Disorders; and (7) Assessing Working Memory; and (8) Supporting Learning in Memory-Impaired Children.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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