Knowledge, memory and learning

These are a collection of blog posts on memory and related topics that have helped to shape my thinking.


Why don’t students remember what they’ve learned? by Joe Kirby.

Learning and forgetting from the UCLA Department of Psychology.

How to study for effective learning by Katherine Rawson.

Cheat codes to intelligence by Joe Kirby.

Research on retrieval from Purdue University.

Better studying is less studying by Daniel Willingham.

How we can help students cheat their working memories by Matt Bromley.

Touchpaper problem #7 by Mark Miller.

Thoughts on memory and retention from Harry Fletcher-Wood.

How to design multiple choice questions by Joe Kirby.

Liberated by cognitive science by Anthony Radice.


Inflexible knowledge – the first step to expertise by Daniel Willingham.

It’s not skills, it’s know-how by Chris Hildrew.

When is a thought not a thought? by Kris Boulton.

Teaching knowledge is not indoctrination by Daisy Christodoulou.

Darwin’s knowledge of botany by Harry Webb.

Better planning: better teaching, better learningby Harry Fletcher-Wood.


Using cognitive science to plan learning by David Fawcett.

Three applications of cognitive science by Joe Kirby.

Tom Bennett on knowledge.

What happens when visible learning meets cognitive science?

Teaching to what students have in common from Daniel Willingham and David Daniel.

Understanding learning: lessons for learning, teaching and research by John Hattie and Gregory Yates.

Critical Thinking by Cristina Milos.

Deliberately difficult: Why it’s better to make learning harder by David Didau.

Planning a sticky lesson.

Making learning easy and making it hard: both are necessary by Annie Murphy Paul.

Study strategies to boost learning.

Can learning be easy and hard? by David Didau.

Motivation and instruction by Joe Kirby.

Motivation and emotion by Joe Kirby.

What is active learning? by @turnfordblog.

Outstanding teaching: what I really think by Matt Bromley.

Teaching and learning research summaries by Tom Sherrington.

Transfer of learning: is there a solution? by Cristina Milos.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s