A Teacher’s Guide to Cognitive Load Theory

Cognitive Load Theory is a model of how the human brain learns, and shows that that humans have a limited working memory for processing new information, but can process large amounts of information once it is stored in long-term memory.

Below are downloadable resources for a presentation which introduces the basics of Cognitive Load Theory, and investigates a number of effects (such as the worked example effect) and how teachers can implement these.

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