Amanda Hicks



Member since
01/07/2016

Amanda Hicks

Working Memory, Learning & Literacy Specialist

Amanda is a highly experienced Educational Consultant & Lecturer on Working Memory and its relationship to learning and reading. Amanda brings to each school and lecture a passion for education and for bridging gaps between research and practical classroom strategies. Not only are her lectures engaging and informative but Amanda is able to make even the most mundane of topics worthy of laughter.
Amanda has recently completed research in Education at the University of Newcastle examining the impact strategy instruction has on children with working memory deficits and reading disabilities. Amanda is dedicated to advocacy and lobbying for change in reading programs in our education system. With over 24 years of experience in education and 100s of lectures to 1000s of teachers across Australia and New Zealand, Amanda is sure to make your PD engaging.

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Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
02/09/2019

The information provided in these videos was clear and well explained. Amanda’s delivery was excellent and allowed for some time to consider the presentation and its contents. The strategies to deal with the efficiency of working memory were relevant and helpful.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
02/09/2019

I found the presenter, Amanda Hicks, to be knowledgeable. She presented relevant information in easy to understand language.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
02/09/2019

Good quality and relevant for my studebts.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
02/09/2019

Good Gordana Nestorovic Kingswood High School

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
02/09/2019

Course was relevant and helpful.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
02/09/2019

Very helpful information that is applicable to my teaching situation.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
02/09/2019

Amanda presented well and the content was significant and relevant.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
02/09/2019

Excellent and very clear presentation.
Very beneficial.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
02/09/2019

The course was not dragged out, but instead the information provided was succinct and therefore easier to remember.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
02/09/2019

This course has made it way clear how to support Students with deficit in Working memory and how I can help to enhance their learning.Absolutely Brilliant reading material. This course provides a concise explanation of how the working memory plays an important role in student learning .Fantastic video with good visuals and suggestions for further reading.

Joyce Kattunilath
Glenwood High School

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
02/09/2019

Good information. Easy to understand

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
01/08/2019

As a secondary language teacher I found the content very interesting and informative. It helped explain the way students learn (or the barriers which may prevent students learning). The clear explanation of terms and concepts with examples helped to highlight the impact of a deficient working memory. One aspect that should be highly relevant for every educator is that 10% of every class will have a deficient working memory and that symptoms may will not manifest themselves with a single symptom. Thus the course was highly relevant.

The suggestions for assisting students with deficient working memory were in many ways straight forward and are or should be easily incorporated. These changes, should assist in improving the efficiency of any students WM.

Quality: High.
Relevance: High

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
01/08/2019

Relevant to all years, especially stage 4. Highly relevant to practical subjects requiring explicit instruction.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
01/08/2019

This was very useful in helping me think about what happened for students in my classroom, who have a deficit with working memory. Would have liked more Secondary school examples.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
01/08/2019

Very good

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
01/08/2019

Very interesting, relevant and helpful for my teaching. Helped me to understand students who have this deficit

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
01/08/2019

This course was relevant to my classroom practice as a secondary teacher. It has made me more aware of looking for and assisting students with working memory issues and providing the environment and learning strategies to enable them to learn better in my learning space. I knew most of the content but it has clarified the reason and choices that can be made to improve in this area of student learning.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
01/08/2019

Excellent.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
01/08/2019

Very timely, and superbly addressed what is going on in classrooms around Australia today!

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
01/08/2019

I found the course very informative and will assist me to understand to identify the causes of inattentive behavior and disengagement of my students while I am teaching and also to make the necessary changes to help those with working memory problems.