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A Little Guide for Teachers: Cognitive Load Theory

A Little Guide for Teachers: Cognitive Load Theory

  • Greg Ashman - Teacher and education blogger, Australia

October 2022 | 88 pages | Corwin UK

Cognitive load theory is a vital model for understanding how school students learn, but it’s often misunderstood and difficult to use effectively in the classroom. Greg Ashman guides you through the details with a clear jargon-free focus on how an understanding of cognitive load theory can enhance your teaching.

The Little Guide for Teachers series is little in size but BIG on all the support and inspiration you need to navigate your day-to-day life as a teacher.

  • Authored by experts in the field
  • Easy to dip in-and-out of
  • Interactive activities encourage you to write into the book and make it your own
  • Read in an afternoon or take as long as you like with it!
Chapter 1: Why cognitive load theory?
Chapter 2: Models of the mind
Chapter 3: Simple cognitive load theory effects and how to use them
Chapter 4: Complex cognitive load theory effects and how to use them
Chapter 5: A case study of productive failure
Chapter 6: Bringing cognitive load theory to your classroom

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1 - Why Cognitive Load Theory?

Greg Ashman

Greg Ashman grew up in the UK. In 1997, after studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge, he began training as a teacher at the Institute of Education in London. He went on to teach in three London comprehensive schools and took on roles including Head of Science, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. In 2010, he moved to Ballarat, Australia, with his young family. Since then, he has worked as Head of Mathematics at Ballarat Clarendon College. During this time, he has developed an interest in education research and is currently undertaking a PhD in Instructional Design, as well as taking on the role of Deputy Principal at Clarendon. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781529609868