Why are knowledge organisers important?
Unveiling the Significance of Knowledge Organisers
Contemporary research underscores that empowering students with the adeptness to acquire, retain, and retrieve knowledge stands as a pivotal asset for subject mastery. The landscape of SATs, GCSEs, A-levels, and BTEC qualifications has evolved, manifesting heightened complexity and challenge. These assessments pivot on the adept retrieval and application of knowledge across diverse contexts. Consequently, students face mounting pressure to amass and retain an even broader spectrum of information for prolonged periods.
The conventional practice of postponing revision until the eleventh hour presents a quandary. Our transient short-term memory capacity inevitably buckles under the strain, rendering students unable to sustain the acquired knowledge. Inevitably, this culminates in stress, and often students resign themselves, erroneously believing they possess an inherent inability to revise or grasp certain subjects.
The crux of triumph lies in the steady revisitation of knowledge, a concept known as 'spaced retrieval.' This dynamic process catalyzes the transference of knowledge from short-term to long-term memory repositories. This transformative approach not only solidifies the retention of learning but also liberates our short-term memory for daily learning and experiences.
Aligned with these tenets, we are proud to introduce knowledge organisers as an integral facet of our home learning paradigm. By integrating this tool, we foster a culture of continuous learning and pave the way for enduring academic success.