Around 70% of what we forget is forgotten in the first 24 hours after initial learning. Techniques exist for memorizing items in the short-term, but less is known about how and what we remember longer-term. What we do know is that effective learning comes from the brain making links between things and that these links are strengthened by use. In this workshop, I will use practical examples to show the kinds of stronger links we can help students to make using: imagery, repetition, emotion, stories, language with a high utility factor, multi-sensory approaches and peer-teaching.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Paul Dummett is a teacher and writer based in Oxford, UK, where he ran his own school teaching English to professionals from 1996 to 2006. He currently teaches refugee children in Palestine and Jordan with the Hands Up Project. His main interests are the use of images and narrative in language teaching and how these can aid deeper learning and memory. Seeking out writing projects that explore these interests he has found a natural home at National Geographic Learning, co-authoring titles such as Life and Keynote and acting as a Course Consultant for Look, a seven-level primary series. He enjoys travel, exercise and live music/spoken word performance.