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Focusing on active ways to help children 5-14 years old improve their thinking and learning skills in science, this resource provides strategies for teaching creative, brain-friendly lessons.

Learning, Memory and Motivation
Learning, memory and motivation

This chapter will explore how learners can be involved with learning. Without self-belief and an awareness of their strengths, and some control over their learning, then real and lasting achievement is not possible. Teachers will recognise what children knew the year before but have subsequently forgotten. Memory – what it is, how it works, and how to use it effectively – will be explored here, as well as the teachers' role in helping to enable transferable learning. In order for learning to be effective, learners need to be involved in the whole process, including in any decisions about planning and assessment. Russell and McGuigan (2003) indicate that little can be truly learnt by rote, and what is tends ...

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