Wednesday August 28, 2024
Webinar with Dr Greg Ashman
Cognitive load theory is a theory of learning derived from cognitive science that has immediate practical implications for teachers. It also provides a theoretical underpinning for a model of explicit teaching that has emerged from a range of classroom studies from the 1960s onwards. Understanding Cognitive Load Theory helps teachers design teaching materials and lessons that reduce the demands on learners’ working memory, so that they learn more effectively.
In this presentation, Dr Greg Ashman will provide an overview of the key ideas of cognitive load theory, its main practical implications and present a model of explicit teaching that is consistent with the theory.
Dr Greg Ashman is a teacher, blogger, writer, podcaster and part time academic. He’s written three books – A Little Guide for Teachers: Cognitive Load Theory, The Truth about Teaching and The Power of Explicit Teaching and Direct Instruction.
A recording of this webinar will be available after the session.