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A Little Guide for Teachers: Cognitive Load Theory

Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781529609868
  • Published By: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Series: A Little Guide for Teachers
  • Year: 2023
  • Page Count: 88
  • Publication date: January 17, 2023

Price: $16



Cognitive load theory is a vital model for understanding how school students learn, but it’s often misunderstood and difficult to use effectively in the classroom. Greg Ashman guides you through the details with a clear jargon-free focus on how an understanding of cognitive load theory can enhance your teaching.

The Little Guide for Teachers series is little in size but BIG on all the support and inspiration you need to navigate your day-to-day life as a teacher.

  • Authored by experts in the field
  • Easy to dip in-and-out of
  • Interactive activities encourage you to write into the book and make it your own
  • Read in an afternoon or take as long as you like with it!


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Greg Ashman

Greg Ashman grew up in the UK. In 1997, after studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge, he began training as a teacher at the Institute of Education in London. He went on to teach in three London comprehensive schools and took on roles including Head of Science, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. In 2010, he moved to Ballarat, Australia, with his young family. Since then, he has worked as Head of Mathematics at Ballarat Clarendon College. During this time, he has developed an interest in education research and is currently undertaking a PhD in Instructional Design, as well as taking on the role of Deputy Principal at Clarendon.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Why cognitive load theory?

Chapter 2: Models of the mind

Chapter 3: Simple cognitive load theory effects and how to use them

Chapter 4: Complex cognitive load theory effects and how to use them

Chapter 5: A case study of productive failure

Chapter 6: Bringing cognitive load theory to your classroom

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