Cognitive Load Theory - A Knowledge Organiser collating the ideas that impact Curriculum and T&L

Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) has been described as the single most important thing for teachers to know.

However; How does CLT impact Teaching & Learning? What does it mean for the Curriculum? What is ‘slow’ teaching and what makes teaching efficient and learning effective so you can achieve ‘mastery’ or fluency? What is deliberate practice? What is essential knowledge or ‘powerful’ knowledge?

I’ve been teaching for over 25 years and I am now changing what I am doing in the classroom, re-evaluating the elements that make up a successful lesson and starting again.

This mindmap helped me piece together some of the theory and the literature.

The answers to all these questions is not all here, not in the necessary detail, but how they are connected is.

I hope it helps.

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Created: Nov 9, 2018

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