Earlier, renowned educationalist Dylan Wiliam tweeted:
I therefore thought that I would take the opportunity to suggest a few articles that teachers can access to find out more.
Firstly, I have written a piece for The Conversation that provides a very basic introduction to Cognitive Load Theory (CLT), demonstrating how it applies to practical teaching problems.
In his tweet, Wiliam provides a link to a paper on the history of CLT written by John Sweller which also outlines some practical issues.
I first became aware of CLT through reading the seminal paper “Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching,” by Paul Kirschner, John Sweller and Richard Clark. This…
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