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Working Memory

Learning intentions

  • To develop awareness about Working Memory
  • To understand the relationship between Working Memory and student learning
  • To develop strategies that can be implemented to effectively assist students with poor Working Memory


This course will provide teachers with the latest research on Working Memory Theory and its impact on learning for children with deficits in their working memory. The course will not only provide theory but specific intervention practices that can be utilised upon course completion. The course will continue to examine the impact deficits in working memory have on learning and reading and provide intervention practices for utilisation in both the mainstream and learning support environment.

Outline of content:

  • Working Memory Theory 

  • Working Memory Deficits and its impact on learning

  • Working Memory Deficits and its impact on reading

  • Working Memory Deficits and intervention practices for mainstream and learning support environments

Addressed Standards

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 1.1, 1.5 and 3.1

This course contributes to 2 professional development hours.

Working Memory may be logged as 2 hours of NESA Elective PD. Suggested descriptors: 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 3.1.2


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