As a sister blog to Andy Tharby’s Cognitive Load Theory post on the Durrington Research School website, this piece will focus on practical applications for classroom teachers.
In order to dovetail with the Research School blog, these strategies will be arranged and preceded by information from research published by the Department for Education in New South Wales, Australia: Cognitive load theory in practice: Examples for the classroom.
Strategy 1: Tailor lessons according to students’ existing knowledge and skill
One of the most important implications of cognitive load theory for…
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