Society for Quality Education: Sharing Proven Effective Practices: Blog : Instructional Techniques to Help Novices by Changing Cognitive Load Impositions

I gather that this series of posts on cognitive load is been perceived as too wonky, judging by the lack of comments, and this is the last one in the series. But I just want to point out that the vampire of child-centred learning is still very much undead, and it’s critically important to keep waving the garlic at it.

“To help a novice focus and learn it is essential to constrain the level of information that needs to be processed through working memory. This idea becomes one of the basic notions underpinning applications of load theory. Novices need to concentrate as deeply as they can on specific ideas without encumbrance from other sources….

via Society for Quality Education: Sharing Proven Effective Practices: Blog : Instructional Techniques to Help Novices by Changing Cognitive Load Impositions.

 

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