This course will not only let you confidently use Dual Coding to improve your learners’ understanding, retention, application of, and connections between, key concepts, but also includes resources to introduce Dual Coding to other staff, and to your students to let them use Dual Coding consciously to support their individual learning journeys, now and in the future.
Having understood the theory and its connection to memory research, you will be introduced to simple, effective Dual Coding activities and a range of visual organisers to apply your new knowledge to concrete subject content and learning objectives, including revision.
Time is allocated to share and compare your understanding and ideas with other delegates.
How the brain acquires and stores knowledge
Dual coding defined and made relatable to the classroom
Dual coding and Cognitive Load Theory combined: feel the force!
Take note! Alternative mnemonics
Big ideas, concept definitions & “chunking” information
Selecting input types (speech, video, text, visuals, etc.)
Revision: Effective retrieval practice with dual coding
Simple routines, tips & tricks to embed dual coding
Direct instruction, not guesswork!
Modelled examples (cartoon strips, infographics, graphic organisers, diagrams, etc.)
Presenting and explaining solutions from a Dual Coding perspective
Connecting Dual Coding to oracy and higher-order thinking