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What's working memory to do with it? A case study on teenagers

Price, Andrew; Oliver, Mary; Joshua, McGrane

Authors

Andrew Price

MARY OLIVER Mary.Oliver@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Science Education

McGrane Joshua



Abstract

Effective teachers recognise that as their students grow, the way in which their students learn changes. This is related to different developmental stages of the brain that occur as a child becomes an adult. This article discusses the concept of working memory and explores how working memory changes during adolescence. The research presented here used an approach to measuring working memory using electroencephalography (EEG) to examine differences in the capacity for using working memory between older and younger adolescent students at a school in Western Australia. The differences in the neurological processes related to working memory in adolescents of different ages were examined with implications for teachers in secondary schools.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 1, 2015
Journal Teaching Science
Electronic ISSN 1449-6313
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 61
Issue 2
APA6 Citation Price, A., Oliver, M., & Joshua, M. (2015). What's working memory to do with it? A case study on teenagers
Keywords working memory, education, prefrontal cortex, brain, cognition
Publisher URL https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=488653801662026;res=IELHSS
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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