1. It reminded me of how I learnt to spell – I’d learn the words, cover them up, write them out and then check my spellings. This process was then repeated – and it worked.
2. Students having to think about and recall knowledge, is going to make them remember it. To quote Daniel Willingham:
3. I teach science – a subject that requires students to be able to recall a great deal of knowledge. What’s the point of teaching them how to structure a 6 mark extended writing answer, if they haven’t got the knowledge in the first place? It’s like asking a builder to build a wall, without any bricks.
Knowledge organisers seemed to address all three of these points. …
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