Curriculum Research

Research Driven
Thinking Strengthens Memory
Knowledge for Understanding

In Theory

Responsive Teaching+ Cognitive Load + Generative Learning + Principles of Instruction + Spaced and Interleaved Retrieval Practice + Dual Coding + Spacial Organisation + Multimedia Learning + Mastery Approach

In Practice

Responsive Teaching Lessons adapted in the moment
Cognitive Load Teaching organised into short chunks, conscious of working memory
Generative Learning Activities develop understanding
Dual Coding Teaching integrates verbal and images
Spatial Organisation Teaching integrates schema supporting techniques
Multimedia Learning Emphasises importance of cognitive load, generative learning, dual coding and spatial organisation
Principles of Instruction I do, we do, you do
Spaced and Interleaved Retrieval Practice Quizzes, open ended why/how questions
Mastery Approach Achievable and support for all, deeper understanding

Knowledge & Enquiry

Research shows that children learn best when lessons focus on the teacher helping children remember and apply knowledge, alongside occasional elements of enquiry (children exploring and following their own lines of enquiry).

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