Circles, anchors and finger puppets: how visual learning in 'A' level history can improve memory and conceptual understanding

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By Steve Garnett, published 1st March 2005

Steve Garnett shares some the techniques that he uses to involve different kinds of learner in his post-16 lessons and explains how he arrived at these approaches after reflecting on problems in his own early practice. Drawing upon the visual dimension in learning, he makes the case for including as much variety, fun, activity and interaction in sixth form lessons as lower down the school. In order to find yet more opportunity for sharing strategies across the age range, teachers of ‘A’ Level might wish to look at Maria Osowiecki’s piece on page 17. Other activities in Key Stage 3 will be relevant to post-16 lessons. Likewise teachers of Key Stage 3 will find much to draw upon in Garnett’s article.

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