chapter  Chapter 5
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Presenting new material

ByMike Bell

This chapter includes five methods: Working Memory limit; Linking to Prior Knowledge; Multi-sensory approach; Advance Organiser and Linking Abstract Ideas to Concrete Examples. It provides some case study which illustrates one of the ways that the Working Memory limit arises in classroom. There are three main situations: In-topic links: Making links to the prior learning in the subject or topic. New subject links: Making links where the student has no formal learning in the topic. Linking abstract ideas to concrete analogies: Making links to abstract ideas which cannot be linked directly to existing knowledge. Students have individual ‘learning styles’ which favour one sense. Some students are weak in processing information from one sense. The students receive the information in two different ways – visual and auditory.