What is a Knowledge Organiser?
A knowledge organiser contains the key information from a particular topic, summarised in just a few pages. It includes keywords, important facts, diagrams, methods and skills relating to the topic.
A Knowledge Organiser helps students to organise the content they need to learn. This makes it easier for them to remember the information and access the facts from their memory when they need to. Whilst a knowledge organiser can never contain all of the information a student needs to learn, if a student learns the information on the knowledge organiser they will have the building blocks for the topic, from which they can develop and deepen their knowledge.
The more memories are used, the stronger the memory becomes and the easier it is to access. For students, this means regular practice at retrieving the facts they have learnt and using them in a variety of ways.