An Introduction to Alan Baddeley's Working Memory

The brain is an amazing and complex organ. A video summary of Alan Baddley's Working Memory provides an in-depth look at the brain, particularly how short-term memory works. Visual elements and clear narration help make the text more accessible in the installment of a comprehensive playlist exploring the world's greatest ideas.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Draw a diagram of the brain and add labels or symbols to help explain the concept of working memory
  • Read brief biographies of Baddeley and Hitch before watching the video to understand more about the work they did
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes some knowledge of psychology and theories related to memory
  • Takes an academic text and explains it in less technical language
  • Uses an analogy to help illustrate a complex concept
  • Includes pop-up ads and other information bars that can distract viewers