Essential C21st Teaching Skills

COGNITIVE LOAD THEORY (CLT): THE SECRETS TO EXAM SUCCESS REVEALED THROUGH BEST PRACTICE ADVICE AND CLEAR EXPLANATION OF THE EVIDENCE

Understanding is memory in disguise - D Willingham
About this course

Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) has recently been described by Professor Dylan Wiliam as “… the single most important thing for teachers to know” and is rapidly becoming education’s next ‘Big Thing’. This is some claim, so it is right that teachers will want to know more about it and more importantly how they can adapt their classroom teaching to take it into account.

This course will share what is involved in CLT and, more importantly, how it impacts on pupil performance in the classroom. Specific classroom-based teaching ideas will be offered so as to avoid the so-called ‘overload’ and therefore allow pupils to learn more effectively.

An understanding of CLT has huge implications for improving exam results, as well as deepening pupil knowledge and recall. After all, ‘understanding is memory in disguise’ (D Willingham)

 

 

Course Outcomes:
  • Gain a clear and deep understanding of ‘memory’, ‘understanding’ and CLT
  • Acquire a set of ready-to-use classroom strategies
  • Develop an understanding of the pitfalls and poor practice that should be avoided
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of how to use these techniques over the whole of a term / year / key stage
Course Outline:
Session 1: What Cognitive Science is telling us about memory and understanding

Intrinsic load and how to reduce it in the classroom

Extraneous load and how to reduce it in the classroom

Germane load and how to reduce it in the classroom

Session 2: Techniques to maximise long term retention

Dual coding and how to do it - it’s easier than you think!

Retrieval practice and how to set it up as part of lesson routines

Interleaving and how it can boost exam success

Session 3: Accumulating and automating knowledge schema

What is a Knowledge Organiser and why are they so important?

The Do's and Don'ts of using Knowledge Organisers

Next steps and how to make the most impact in your school

Wendy Imperato

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Mary Chapman

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WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“Wonderful - as always! Practical ideas backed up by robust theory. Thank you!”

Senior Lead Practitioner , Jarrow School

"Energetic, very well presented and very good ideas presented clearly and effectively, with a variety of creative options."

Head of Music , Glantaf School

"Great! Very clear and interactive. Kept engaged the whole time. I will take what I have learnt into my planning and classroom."

Year 1 teacher , Granton Primary School

"Inspiring and practical! Really helpful for pupils with memory difficulties and essential for their learning to prevent 'learned helplessness' because they're being overloaded with information and then 'fail'."

Dyslexia Specialist Learning Support , Berkhamsted School

"Very practical and hands-on. Delivered with great enthusiasm. Great rapport between trainer and trainees."

Assistant Headteacher , Bedford Modern School

"This course has given me so many new ideas to use in my classroom - thank you so much!"

Teacher , Eaton Square School

"Well designed and delivered course - easy to follow and practical. Great ideas to take back to school. Thanks!"

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