Introducing MARGE: A superb ebook about learning by Arthur Shimamura.


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 Shimamuradownloadable 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:

MARGE means:…

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