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ERIC Number: EJ1077404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
What's Working Memory Got to Do with It? A Case Study on Teenagers
Price, Andrew; Oliver, Mary; McGrane, Joshua
Teaching Science, v61 n2 p26-32 Jun 2015
This paper presents the results of a small-scale study concerned with the development of working memory during adolescence. The working memory of adolescent students was examined with a novel method, electroencephalography, which allowed insight into the neurological development of the students. Results showed that: electroencephalography is a useful method for obtaining working memory data, that older adolescent students demonstrated higher levels of working memory than younger adolescent students, and that this is correlated with standardised working memory tests. The paper shows how research into working memory may help inform both students and teachers in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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