Practical Cognitive Load Theory

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We are delighted to be building this amazing online course, hosted and created by Alessio Bernardelli. Offering a great mix of resources, inspiration and ideas for your classroom and school, the course will offer strategies for learning and teaching.

This inspiring online course brings clarity to a complex area of research, offering resources, classroom activities and professional learning opportunities for teachers that will help you understand how CLT can positively impact on your learners.

Alessio’s warm guidance through the course showcases classroom resources, ideas and activities that will help you understand some of the more complex aspects of CLT, offering a collection of downloadable resources to takeaway. Throughout the course, you are encouraged to reflect on your own professional practice, encouraging you to consider CLT in your own subject and classroom setting. You are also encouraged to share ideas with other course participants, so that the course becomes an invaluable resource for educators globally.

This online course is split into five distinct sections, with additional topic supporting your learning. By the end of the course, you should have:

  1. Been introduced to the basic elements of Cognitive Load Theory;
  2. Considered how CLT can help you consider your learners’ perceptions;
  3. A selection of teaching strategies and activities that support the implementation of CLT in your setting;
  4. Consider how retrieval techniques can support the teaching and learning process in your classroom;
  5. A collection of ideas, resources and reflections to help you bring your learning into practice.

Upon the successful completion of this online course, you receive a downloadable UKEd Academy certified PDF Certificate of Completion, allowing you to evidence your own CPD (continued professional development) in professional development meetings or reviews.

Suitable for primary/elementary or secondary/high school practitioners.

This is an interactive course, that will require some reflection and consideration on how you can implement Cognitive Load Theory within your classroom. To progress through the sections, you will be required to upload evidence that you are reflecting on how you could use the strategies shared in your classroom. You will be required to upload this evidence via an image/photograph of your hand-drawn sketching or a Word/PDF document.

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Pip Gambles
Posted 2 years ago
Great course for secondary school teachers

I was really interested in this subject but I found the course was not really relevant to my job as a teaching assistant. I don't prepare teaching resources, I do prepare resources to support my students but these are usually in literacy and maths activities so a lot of the suggestions on this course were not relevant.

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