Earlier this week, twitter sharing came into its own with a glorious gift. Dan Willingham shared a link to a new, free ebook from Arthur Shimamura – downloadable here. I picked this up via one of Ollie Lovell’s regular info updates. It’s a gem.
Shimamura, a professor of psychology specialising in memory and cognition has written a short guide to how memory works with numerous implications for teachers and students. It’s written from a university lecture perspective but it has a great deal to offer classroom teachers in schools. The ideas are expressed through the neat acronym MARGE, a reference to Marge Simpson. I found it a fascinating read and I recommend it very highly. It’s only 50 pages or so – so the best thing is to read it yourself. However, here’s a quick sketch of some of the things I took from it:
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