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Using Retrieval Practice to Build a Knowledge-Rich Curriculum

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Old Hill Primary School, B64 6DR

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Cradley Heath

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Using Retrieval Practice to Build a Knowledge-Rich Curriculum

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Have you ever had a conversation in your school where you’ve heard teachers bemoaning their classes’ knowledge of say, life-cycles, even though it has been covered several times in previous year groups? You have?

We have, too. But it isn’t because the teacher before you didn’t do a particularly good job. It’s because the curriculum didn’t account for what research in cognitive science reveals about learning and memory.

As we’re sure you’re aware, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman has quite rightly placed the curriculum at the forefront of education:

“Without a curriculum, a building full of teachers, leaders and pupils is not a school. Without receiving knowledge, pupils have learned nothing and no progress has been made – whatever the measures might indicate.” (Amanda Spielman, 2017)

Let us introduce ‘retrieval practice’. And why it could just be the best thing you’re not doing within your curriculum.

The day’s unique training will consist of:

• An overview of the main research evidence in learning & memory

• Sharing outcomes from our very own IEE research trial, ‘Retrieval Practice in Primary Science Lessons’

• What retrieval practice is (and isn’t) and how it can be used within your school context

• Observing a number of ‘live’ retrieval practice sessions within Year 1 to Year 6 classrooms, including discussion & feedback

• How to build retrieval practice into your context to create a knowledge-rich curriculum where children flourish

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Craig Westby is the Deputy Headteacher at Old Hill Primary School and has had a number of blogs published concerning learning and the curriculum, including: The Learning Scientists @AceThatTest and Teach Primary. Twitter: @eggegg80

Carl Badger is the Assistant Headteacher at Old Hill Primary School and is well-read in research and evidence-based practice. He has recently written several popular blogs about reading fluency and assessment and is currently teaching in Year 2. Twitter: @badgeml1968

Lunch & refreshments provided.

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