Long-Term Memory

What’s wrong with Ofsted’s definition of learning? – David Didau – Education Article

As everyone already knows, Ofsted have published a draft of the new Inspection Framework which is currently undergoing a process of consultation. Amazingly, one of the most contentious aspects of the document is definition given to learning: Learning can be defined as an alteration in long-term memory. If nothing has altered in long-term memory, nothing has been learned. However, transfer to long-term memory depends on the rich processes described above.[1] In order to develop understanding, pupils connect new knowledge with…

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Testing Learning Is As Time Critical As Delivering It – Education Article

Testing Learning And Delivering It: Why Are Both Time Critical? Since Ebbinghaus first developed his theory of the Forgetting Curve in 1885, we have understood that memory degrades, and the approximate rate at which it degrades. But that repetition in the learning process (e.g. active recall) aids knowledge retention. The Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve model even suggests the frequency of the repetitions to enhance retention. Of course, what Ebbinghaus was actually describing is the degradation of short-term memory and one process…

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