Just what teachers have been waiting for. A practical guide aimed at supporting pupils' retention of key knowledge and skills.
It looks at the six cognitive strategies associated with supporting long-term memory and considers how best to support these strategies in day-to-day practice. For example, strategy one - what do I already know? - has been broken into three main areas: learning link to self; learning link to the wider world; and learning link to texts. It helps teachers create 'metacognitive readers' rather than pupils to read. There are very positive implications for those dealing with pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds although that is not just for this group.
The publication explores practical ways of applying these strategies and then moves on to show how these should be used in planning a dynamic and exciting curriculum.
It is a must have for any school seeking to bring research into their daily practice.