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Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures$
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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263242

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.001.0001

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Working Memory and Learning During the School Years

Working Memory and Learning During the School Years

Joint British Academy/British Psychological Society Lecture

Chapter:
(p.365) Working Memory and Learning During the School Years
Source:
Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures
Author(s):

Susan E. Gathercole

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.003.0014

This lecture discusses the concept of working memory, which is the capacity to hold material in mind and to manipulate it for brief periods of time. It reveals that there is enough evidence that working memory plays a very important role in supporting many important aspects of learning during childhood. It is also suggested that impairments in learning result directly from failures to meet the working memory demands of many activities in the classroom.

Keywords:   working memory, aspects of learning, impairments in learning

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