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ERIC Number: EJ1049330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Using Regular, Lowstakes Tests to Secure Pupils' Contextual Knowledge in Year 10
Donaghy, Lee
Teaching History, n157 p44-51 Dec 2014
Lee Donaghy was concerned that his GCSE students' weak contextual knowledge was letting them down. Inspired by a mixture of cognitive science and the arguments of other teachers expressed in various blogs, he decided to tackle the problem by teaching and testing knowledge more intensively. The result was a rapid improvement in secure factual knowledge in tests, and a clear manifestation of the benefits in students' ability to call up and deploy that knowledge in extended written answers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A