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Week 2 learning summary

What have we learned this week?

  • Engagement with research evidence around dual coding and cognitive load theory has helped us to consider possible changes to our practice to improve the presentation of new ideas to pupils so that their working memory doesn’t become overloaded.
  • Engagement with research evidence around effective collaboration has helped us to consider possible changes to our practice.
  • Written and video case studies from schools have demonstrated how education technologies might be used to build new knowledge and understanding.


We’ve created a poster to summarise the key learning on how to present new knowledge effectively. You can download it at the bottom of the page.

If you’d like to extend your learning from this week, take a look at the further learning list available to download at the bottom of this page.

Next week

Next week, we’ll be exploring research about memory and how we can make learning stick.

We’ll be introduced to retrieval practice, elaboration, and spacing. After engaging with research evidence, we’ll view a range of case studies from schools about how they’re using technology to support these areas of their teaching and learning practice.

Week 3: Technology to support learning that sticks

  • How can we support pupils’ long-term retention of content learnt using retrieval practice, elaboration and spacing?
  • How might technology effectively support the retention of learning?
  • In what circumstances might we choose to use (or not use) technology as a tool to support learning that sticks?

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making this week’s learning happen: Cat Scutt, Cathy Lewin, Oliver Caviglioli, Iesha Small, Leon Cych, Andy Tharby, Adam Boxer, Jules Daulby, Claire Badger at Godolphin & Latymer School, Lee Hulse at The West Grantham Academy: St Hugh’s, Greg Hughes at de Ferrers Academy, Julia Skinner, Alex Tomkins, Fran Stanyer, Sarah Culip, and Samantha Stokes at Greenside School, Paula Ayliffe at Mayfield Primary School, Cassey Williams at New Wave Federation, Susan Dench at The West Grantham Academy, St Hugh’s, Emma Ferris, Chris Lickfold and Eleanor Hicks at Tring School, Harmeet Sahota, Kieran Briggs, Joe Perkins and John Hurst with Apple Distinguished Schools, our course reviewers and MASH Production.

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