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|Description||Working Memory is provided by the Learning Disabilities Association of New Zealand. This course provides an introductory understanding of the importance of working memory to learning, and possible ways of strengthening working memory to empower learning. The course was written for teachers, but should provide information for anyone concerned with the progress of students. At the end of the course participants will have a framework of how working memory impacts on learning a foundational platform on which to extend and individualise strategies to nurture working memory.|
|Duration||Course is available for up to six weeks from time of enrollment|
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|Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students||
The course was written for teachers, but should provide information for anyone concerned with the progress of students.
Lasting for no longer than a few seconds, working memory is a key factor in learning. After years of research it is claimed that a student's working memory capacity is a reliable predictor of his academic attainment. Working memory has two parts to its system, auditory and visual. The verbal / phonological loop is the auditory aspect while the visual - spatial sketchpad is the visual aspect. Working memory is when the student receives information and processes it / 'works it' in some way in order to carry out a task.
At the end of the course participants will have a framework of how working memory impacts on learning a foundational platform on which to extend and individualise strategies to nurture working memory.
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|How users/participants can evaluate success||
There will be questions that follow reading lessons to check your understanding and a final quiz to receive your certificate.
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Course evaluation and feedback forum is available
This course is in two parts. It involves the use of wikis and forums. Read the instructions carefully for all of the activities.
This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.