Sarah Cottingham (Ambition Institute, UK) Keynote – How do we teach students about how their memories work?
To answer this question, Sarah will propose how we tackle misconceptions about memory and give students a way to think about memory that feeds into good habits for learning. We do not want them to think of memory as a library where information is stored, static and easily accessed over time. We want students to see memory as an ecosystem:
The keynote, will flesh these ideas out and link them to how we can encourage students to learn meaningfully and remedy the negative effects of forgetting.
A Learner’s Toolkit is the first open-access program in Australia – and one of only a few in the world – that helps secondary students become more efficient in learning and studying to achieve success throughout their secondary schooling and beyond.
Developed by the Churchie Research Centre (CRC) in partnership with three leading universities, A Learner’s Toolkit applies the best science of learning to help secondary schools and their students master study at a pivotal time in their lives.
In the spirit of reconciliation, the A Learner’s Toolkit team acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.