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These are reviewed videos that are of educational interest. There pdf notes available with some of them.
Professor Sue Garthercol- Diagnosis What Diagnosisi
Sue Gathercole who is in the Cambridge Institute of the brain in this Learnus lecture refers to the latest research on cognition and working memory. The Institute specialise on researching children's who have learning difficulties. The Institute is sponsored by the the health service.
In her excellent lecture Sue Garthercole refers the fact that these is no evidence that working memory capacity can be changed and that there is no magic bullet solution to resolving difficulties that 33% of children have retarded learning potential.
Ducan Astle - Supporting Sruggling Learners
Ducan Astle is also at Cambridge University of the Brain. The title of his lecture is "Supporting Struggling Learners Beyond the Label". He refers to neuro-myths and the concept of the regression of the mean. He refers to research into children with learning difficulties. He makes the important point that children with diagnosed problems like dyslexia do not fit precisely into specific diagnostic categories.
This video is an introduction that includes attitudes to learning.
This video includes the Emily incident. She was one of the brightest girls in the class who tended to answer all questions. Her teacher had put the children’s names on lollipop sticks and she was drawing them from a pot so she could randomly decide who should answer questions. And certain mistakes disappeared. One was Emily’s.
When Emily was challenged in the presence of a mother reason why she stole a stick was because you know the answer to all questions. We all enjoy getting questions right. None of us enjoy getting questions wrong. Some children will be more inclined to get questions wrong than others
Dylan William refers to obsession with grades and he argues children concentrate on the grades and not the comments. He refers to the reward and punishment children have to grades. When you abandon grades in the class and it was almost a riot. Those who have the highest grades were complaining mos
Chris Jarrold - Working Memory Vid 1
Bristol School of Cognitive Pscyhology
The Videos Explain Working Memory Problems
These videos are extremely interesting.
They assert that there are three dimensions to working memory. Processing capacity, which can be worked out by calculating digit span, how many numbers the brain can hold. Processing speed can be worked out by naming the colours of circle as quickly as possible. Complex span uses digit span injected with fast naming of colours i.e. hold a number and then name a colour.
They refer to three reasons for working memory problems arising. It arises because of low memory capacity, slow processing speed and distractions. They suggest that the ability to read relates to memorisation problems, while processing quickly, effectively relates to classroom behaviour.
V2. Children may have specific visual memory problems. These children's can become frustrated. Children can have limited verbal spans.
V3. Slower processers remember less because they are unlikely get distractions out of the way. Verbal distraction have a strong effect on people.
V4. Rhythm supports memory