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'The authors have written a guide for practitioners that is both highly practical, and yet based upon sound theoretical principles….This book achieves a successful, yet often elusive, link between theory, research and practice, and deserves to have a high readership. I will have no hesitation in recommending it to a range of readers' - Jane Mott, Support for Learning
Accessible and clear. Full of information and the glossary at the back of the book is very useful. This book is a very useful guide for study and for developing CPD. 'Points to Remember' at the end of each chapter provide useful summaries.
Clearly written and informed by the latest reserch and models of memory
Overall, a good reader-friendly book; well laid out with clear diagrams to support text. Like so many books on working memory there is little in the way of recommended strategies. However, what sets this book apart from others is that it covers aspects often not covered in other books, such as distinguishing between different types of working memory. Very useful for anyone wanting to read about the effects of working memory problems on learning.
A useful text for those students exploring issues relating to cognition as part of their extended studies.
useful for completeing aspects of the first assignment and very good background reading
I liked the accessibility of this book. Susan Gathercole is an important researcher in this area but has distilled her considerable knowledge into this concise publication. The Glossary at the back of the publication is very useful and informative, even for someone with more extensive knowledge of this area. This publication is highly recommended for CPD and other development activities undertaken with educators by, for example, Educational Pyschologists.
Dr David Armstrong
perfect for practitioners - practical and easy to understand