Using Better Questions to Accelerate Learning

Questions have the ability to enhance learning. They are probably the most effective tools teachers have to accelerate embedding information into long-term memory. But what does the research actually say about the different types of questions we can ask, the timing of them, and most importantly, how do we get high quality answers from our students. As well covering seminal research, this session will also give practical tips and suggestions

Edward Watson

Director, InnerDrive

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

The Science of Learning

This highly interactive and engaging session will explore the latest and greatest research into how students actually learn. We will explore the limitations of working memory, as well as covering what the evidence suggests are the most effective ways to help students learn. As a bonus, it will also cover what popular learning and studying strategies that students choose that actually tend not to be all that helpful.

Edward Watson

Director, InnerDrive

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

The Gamechanger: Cognitive Science in the classroom

In this session we will spend some time looking at memory and cognitive architecture. Why cognitive load is a gamechanger for teachers and how it affects learning in each phase of the lesson. How we plan through the lens of cognitive load and why this is better for us and students in the long run.
We will look at the multi store model of memory and the processes of forgetting and remembering.
We will also look at retrieval practice, dual coding and interleaving and how these link back to cognitive load, memory and the practical classroom implications.

Ryan Woolaston

Head of Maths and Teaching and Learning Lead, Denla British School Bangkok

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.