COGNITIVE LOAD THEORY

Dylan Wiliam famously tweeted that 'Cognitive Load Theory is the single most important thing for teachers to know'. Yet, many are still confused about how it should be applied in their classroom.

This course guides you through the key elements of Cognitive Load Theory with practical examples using Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction to facilitate planning for better learning.

Cognitive Load Theory & Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction

Many teachers are unclear about the interpretation of cognitive load theory to classroom practice. How can an understanding of working memory help teachers optimise learning and, more to the point, how do we manage cognitive load during the learning process?

This course explores cognitive load theory and presents a model for human cognitive architecture that allows you to plan effective teaching activities that carefully manage cognitive load. You will learn to present information at a pace and level of complexity that the learner can fully understand. We'll take a closer look at Rosenshine's principles of instruction to help scaffold our understanding.

This course is for anyone who wants to know more about cognitive load theory and Rosenshine's principles of instruction in schools at the primary or secondary level.  Download more information below.

Course availability, Semester 2, 2021, 

$349+GST.  (Earlybird $299+GST until 30 June 2021)


Cognitive Load Theory & Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction (download info or sign-up online): 

Brisbane - 10 September 2021

Townsville - 3 September 2021

Cairns - 15 October 2021

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