Short-term memory

Short-term memory capacity is a core component of working memory. There are at least two types of short-term memory store. In the following resources, we will explore verbal short-term memory, and visual (or visuo-spatial short-term memory).

In this video, Professor Chris Jarrold (University of Bristol) and Dr Rachael Hayes (North Somerset Council Educational Psychologist) talk about how limited short-term memory may present in the classroom and some techniques to support short-term memory.

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The factsheet provides a little more detail on short-term memory in the classroom and gives references for the video and further reading.

Click here to download Factsheet 2 - Short-term Memory. WM factsheet 2 (PDF, 383kB)

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This project was funded by an Economic and Social Research Council Knowledge Exchange Grant (ES/K005634/1) in Partnership with Educational Psychologists at Bristol City Council and North Somerset Council, and the media production company microfilm.

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