Nick Rose

Fellow: Curriculum Design, Institute for Teaching


Memory research for the classroom

Nick Rose explores some of the findings from cognitive science research, exploring aspects like attention, working memory, long-term memory and forgetting. As well as examining what psychologists have learnt about memory and learning, the session will also look at the important implications for classroom teaching.


Nick Rose worked as a post-graduate researcher in psychology before he joined teaching in 2003. He taught science and later psychology in secondary schools, eventually becoming a Leading Practitioner for Psychology and Research. He created the blog Evidence into Practice and co-authored (with David Didau) “What every teacher needs to know about psychology”, published in July 2016. After working with TeachFirst as a research specialist between 2016-2018, he recently joined the Institute for Teaching where he is involved in helping to design the Expert Teaching Masters programme.