To Be Decided: Knuckle Down

"while at first it may seem daunting usually the best way to get through those situations is to just start" Hello everyone, welcome to the TBD! The only column who is still waiting for a name to be agreed. Today's subject is knuckling down. Some of you might not know what that phrase means though, … Continue reading To Be Decided: Knuckle Down

To Be Decided: Breaking The Ice

Hey everyone welcome to the TBD! In this column, I'm going to be talking about something a bit different to our usual stuff.  It's going to be a small talk about braking the ice with new people in a college setting. So, a huge amount of people find it hard to start talking to strangers.  … Continue reading To Be Decided: Breaking The Ice

To Be Decided: Determination

Time for the TBD!  Your favourite rant about college and school (probably not anyone's actual favourite).  Anyway, in this column I'm going to be covering the subject of staying determined and being focused on your goals. So a lot of us set out to do important stuff and forget or loose focus on how important … Continue reading To Be Decided: Determination

To Be Decided #4 by Matt Excell

A column by Kappu intern and student Matt Excell. Hi everyone!  It's time for the weekly dose of my column for all of you out there who may take the time to read.  That brings us quickly into our subject this week; time, or more specificity managing the precious time we get around our lives … Continue reading To Be Decided #4 by Matt Excell

Cognitive Load Theory – “the single most important thing for teachers to know”

Filling the pail

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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To Be Decided #3 By Matt Exell

A column by Kappu intern and student Matt Exell. It's time for another column of the TBD! today I'm going to talk about a classic that's a big part about being a student.  That Is the art of procrastination!  Ah yes, the students closest friend and yet also their greatest time sink.  It's how we … Continue reading To Be Decided #3 By Matt Exell

To Be Decided #2 by Matt Excell

A column by Kappu intern and student Matt Excell. Hi so It's been a while since I last wrote a column for the blog but here's another little column for all of you students out there.  Today is going to be a more directed piece for some of you all out there who are going … Continue reading To Be Decided #2 by Matt Excell

To Be Decided by Matt Excell

A column by Kappu intern and student Matt Excell. As a student I know sometimes the concept of learning something entirely new is intimidating sometimes especially when it’s presented to you in a way you haven't seen or experienced before.   As a millennial I also know to a degree how aggravating it can be to … Continue reading To Be Decided by Matt Excell