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Mar 1, 2023

This week's episode looks at Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) in detail, we have talked about it before with Bradley Busch but this delves into the original theory and how it has been researched more recently.  With a good understanding of CLT and various other concepts that underpin it such as working memory and schemas teachers can transform learning in the classroom.  We cover Sweller's 5 principles, different types of cognitive load and 14 things you could try in your classroom.

The document mentioned in the podcast can be downloaded here.

Sweller, J. (2010). Cognitive Load Theory: Recent Theoretical Advances. In J. Plass, R. Moreno, & R. Brünken (Eds.), Cognitive Load Theory (pp. 29-47). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511844744.004

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