Time and time again, hard working students underachieve because they do not employ the correct revision strategies, underperforming students switch off in revision lessons because “they are no good” at revision and unexpected students crumble due to the anxiety and stress of examinations.

Using proven, effective methods based on psychological research, this course will help teachers improve the confidence of their learners’ in their own ability to revise and remember information. Memory improvement techniques which have been used in the classroom will be shared to demonstrate how building memory places and using a student’s journey to school can enhance their learning experience.

Once teachers understand how to explain effective revision to students and demonstrate to them what effective revision looks like, their students will break down their previous misconceptions about revision. By employing the ideas in this course, not only will students feel better prepared for their examinations, their all round well being will also improve.

This NEW course is aimed at all teaching staff and learning support assistants across all age and ability ranges. Delegates will address the key issues facing teachers and students when it comes to revision and look at practical methods for engaging with students to provide proven strategies and techniques to improve their revision programmes. All delegates will receive a specially written resources pack full of information on the key areas of focus in the conference, advice on how to achieve well in the examination, alongside activities and exercises which can be used with students immediately.

All delegates will receive:

  • a specially written resources pack full of information on the key areas of focus in the conference
  • all powerpoint presentations
  • advice on how to achieve well in the examination
  • activities and exercises which can be used with students immediately

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Apply psychological theories behind effective revision in your lessons
  • Hear directly from national and international experts in their field
  • Take away practical strategies to implement changes that support students’ learning
  • Know how to address the current misconceptions and problems teachers and students face when it comes to revision
  • Embed memory boosting techniques into teaching and learning over time for improved outcomes
  • Understand how to motivate and engage students in effective independent revision and self-directed learning
COURSE DATE London, Wednesday 28 June 2017
WHO FOR?  Heads of Teaching and Learning
Heads of Sixth Form
Heads of Subjects
Teachers looking to enhance their revision strategy approaches
Learning support assistants
COURSE CODE 6870
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch

 

Additional information

CategoryTeaching & Learning
LocationLondon
SubjectArt & Design, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Dance, Design & Tech, Drama, English, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Science
1

10.00 - 10.15am: Revision: What are the main challenges?

  • Introducing key issues students and teachers have with revision and the problems this poses with linear examinations
  • Addressing common misconceptions that students and teachers have about revision and how to overcome these

Ben Stephenson Head of Sixth Form, Easthampstead Park Community School

2

10.15 – 11.40am: What is effective revision?

  • What does Psychological research tells us about revision?
    •  Why listening to Music does not work
    •  How to demonstrate to students what is good revision
  • How can we apply this knowledge to our teaching practice for improved outcomes in linear examinations?
  • Educating, motivating and engaging students in effective revision practices in both the short and long term
  • Practical strategies and advice you can implement across your school and in your classroom to improve students’ chances of success in linear examinations

Richard Ebbage MSc in Research Methods; Head of Psychology, Shiplake College

3

11.40 – 11.55am: Break

4

11.55 - 1.20pm: Applying memory improvement techniques to effective revision

  • Exploring the best memory improvement techniques
    •  Building your own memory palaces
    •  How to use your journey to school to help revision
  • Practical application of these techniques to construct effective revision lessons through demonstration
  • Identifying the key factors to making memory improvement effective and how to implement them successfully in teaching and learning

James Patterson UK Memory Champion; Head of Psychology, LVS Ascot

5

1.20 – 2.20pm: Lunch

6

2.20 - 3.20pm: Creating a revision mindset for staff and students

  • Examining the importance of mindset for successful revision
  • Practical demonstration of techniques for managing exam-related anxiety and stress
  • Exploring self-directive learning
    •  strategies for effective use of in and out of school revision time
  • Creating a whole school revision mindset – practical hints, tips and strategies

Ben Stephenson Head of Sixth Form, Easthampstead Park Community School

7

3.20 – 3.45pm: Planning For the Year Ahead

  • Providing revision CDP for your staff
  • Study Skills Days- what is effective?
  • Using events in the calendar to promote effective revision

Ben Stephenson Head of Sixth Form, Easthampstead Park Community School

James Paterson

James Paterson, UK Memory Champion and Head of Psychology at LVS Ascot, has spent over ten years competing in international memory championships and teaches students how to apply his techniques to their revision. His competitions have taken him as far as China and Las Vegas and has been ranked 16th in the world in overall memory competitions. He was the winning mentor on Watch TVs “Memory Slam” and has worked in education for eleven years.  LVS Ascot saw their Sixth Form and Psychology Department achieve their best ever results- this was the first cohort to go through James’ memory training in KS4 and KS5.

Richard Ebbage

Richard Ebbage, Head of Psychology at Shiplake College and MSc in Research Methods, is an expert in the research behind effective revision and how to explain this to pupils. He has been teaching and working in boarding houses for seven years and understands the strain that students feel when asked to revise independently. He has also worked as an examiner for the AQA exam board and leads the Berks and Bucks Psychology teachers’ conferences.
Ben Stephenson, is Head of Sixth Form at Easthampstead Park Community School and Sport Psychology lecturer at Reading University. Ben’s main work focuses on helping students cope with the stress of examinations and how to create a positive examination mindset. He has worked in education for nine years and previously worked as a sports consultant to a variety of athletes including international gymnasts and professional footballers. He believes that helping training athletes to achieve their goals and perform to the highest ability is the same as helping students fulfil their full potential; if you have the “Olympic” mindset then you will achieve.

Ben Stephenson

Ben Stephenson, is Head of Sixth Form at Easthampstead Park Community School and Sport Psychology lecturer at Reading University. Ben’s main work focuses on helping students cope with the stress of examinations and how to create a positive examination mindset. He has worked in education for nine years and previously worked as a sports consultant to a variety of athletes including international gymnasts and professional footballers. He believes that helping training athletes to achieve their goals and perform to the highest ability is the same as helping students fulfil their full potential; if you have the “Olympic” mindset then you will achieve.