How can the answer be improved? working memory in the classroom gathercole Working Memory in the Classroom SUSAN E. GATHERCOLE, EMILY LAMONT, AND TRACY PACKIAM ALLOWAY University of Durham There have been many claims by cognitive psychologists that working memory (WM) plays a role in learning during childhood, supported by studies demonstrating close links between WM skills and measures of learning and academic achievement.
Understanding how working memory problems impair classroom learning CBSU Director Sue Gathercole has for many years been interested in discovering why the best single predictor of a childs current and future academic achievements is his or her working memory ability. working memory in the classroom gathercole
Working memory in the classroom. However, it should be noted that the majority of children with the combined subtype of ADHD the most commonly diagnosed category in the UK do have working memory problems and the associated cognitive problems of the children described here (Holmes, Gathercole, Place et al. , 2008). Working memory and classroom learning. Children with poor working memory tend to struggle in learning activities that place heavy demands on working memory (Alloway, Gathercole, Kirkwood Working memory is often thought of as a mental workspace that we can use to store important information in the course of our mental activities. A good example of an activity that uses working memory is mental arithmetic. working memory in the classroom gathercole Research also shows that in a classroom of 30 students, ages 7 to 8 years old, it can be expected that at least three of them would have the working memory of an average 4 year old and another three would have the capacity of an average 11 year old, which is almost an adult level of working memory (Gathercole& Alloway, 2007).