publication . Article . 2012

Teachers' perceptions of classroom behaviour and working memory

Alloway, Tracy; Doherty-Sneddon, Gwyneth; Forbes, Lynsey;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Academic Journals
  • Country: United Kingdom
Working memory, ability to remember and manipulate information, is crucial to academic attainment. The aim of the present study was to understand teachers' perception of working memory and how it impacts on classroom behavior. A semi-structured interview was used to explore teachers' ability to define working memory, identify these difficulties in the classroom, and effectively support struggling students. Teachers were then asked to identify students in their classroom whom they felt exhibited troublesome behavior. The data indicated that teacher awareness of working memory was quite low, with the majority of them only able to correctly identify one or two sign...
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