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Posted 11/2/2019

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Starting points for the knowledge rich curriculum – working memory

Posted 6/2/2019

As highlighted in the previous blog too many distractions in a lesson prevent the learner from fully focusing on acquiring and deepening knowledge.

Considering working memory is another key factor in the shift to more knowledge rich teaching. Many primary school lessons include a wide range of activities and tasks. However, when there are too many activities in a lesson it overloads pupils’ working memory and prevents effective learning. Research shows that on average pupils’ working memory will struggle to focus on learning if there are more than four different elements to remember in a lesson.

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Starting points for the new rich curriculum

Posted 25/1/2019

Although the national curriculum was introduced in 2014 it has not been fully implemented in many primary schools. The curriculum was introduced to create a curriculum that had less content, but should ensure pupils’ know more essential knowledge in each subject. This new curriculum was closely aligned to the knowledge rich educational system that is the model found in many high performing countries in the international Pisa League.

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