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How can teachers understand cognitive load theory quickly and practically?

Last year, I wrote a detailed summary of John Sweller’s research on cognitive load theory. This time I want to offer something succinct and practical …

The original research paper (1988) is 29 pages in length. You can read my attempt at reading the document and trying to come up with a beginners guide for teachers.

It’s important to understand that whilst the research has many recommendations teachers can use, its origins stem from science, maths and technology subjects. I am left with this question: What should a primary teacher or an art or drama teacher do with the research?

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