How Memory Is Shaped – TeacherToolkit

Are teachers taught how learning happens anatomically?

Throughout my teaching career, I had no idea how learning happens at a neural level, and I do wonder if this is something that should be a compulsory part of all teacher training programmes.

At a classroom level, I had an inkling of how learning happens and how memory is shaped. As a teacher, one learns through experience – how learning happens using a range of practical strategies – but from a science perspective, this knowledge was lacking.

The art and science of teaching

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