Working Memory & its impact on learning

Amanda Hicks
Working Memory, Learning & Literacy Specialist
Working Memory & Learning. How do my students learn? Why can't my students remember? Why does it take some students longer to retain what I have taught?
Target Audience
For all teachers involved in assisting children with learning difficulties & disabilities. Includes mainstream teachers & learning support teachers. Ideal for kinder to Yr 10.

Learning Areas

General Description

This course will provide teachers with the latest research on Working Memory Theory and its impact on learning for children with deficits in their working memory. The course will not only provide theory but specific intervention practices that can be utilised upon course completion. The course will continue to examine the impact deficits in working memory have on learning and reading and provide intervention practices for utilisation in both the mainstream and learning support environment.


For all teachers involved in assisting children with learning difficulties & disabilities. Includes mainstream teachers & learning support teachers. Ideal for kinder to Yr 10.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Begin the course when it suits you. After completing the course you will still have ongoing access to review content.

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Teaching Standards
1.1.2 Proficient Level – Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
1.3.2 Proficient Level – Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
1.5.2 Proficient Level – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
1.6.2 Proficient Level – Strategies to support full participation of students with disability
3.1.2 Proficient Level – Establish challenging learning goals
Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you
Completing this course will contribute 2 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 3.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 2.0 professional development hours.


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Working Memory & Learning

2 hours

This presentation will discuss the theory of working memory and its importance to learning across all key learning areas. The presentation will assist teachers in understanding working memory and its relationship to teaching. This course is aimed at Proficient Teachers and will cover standard 1: 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2 and Standard 3: 3.1.2. The course will provide the latest on working memory research in order to develop the proficient teacher’s understanding of how students learn, strategies required for differentiation and how to meet the learning needs of all students. Teachers will not only gain specific knowledge but practical strategies that will allow for the standards to be achieved.

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About the team

Amanda Hicks


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.