Cognitive load theory twilight session – FULLY BOOKED

23 May 2018

Educationalist Dylan Wiliam recently described cognitive load theory as ‘the single most important thing for teachers to know’. Indeed, there is a huge body of research that suggests that cognitive overload is one of the main reasons why students struggle to acquire and retain the content they have covered in lessons.

In this practical twilight session, delegates will be introduced to cognitive load theory and will discuss its implications for day-to-day teaching practice. We will cover the following questions:

  • What is cognitive load theory?
  • What are working memory and long-term memory and what roles do they have in learning?
  • Why do some teaching approaches lead to more or less learning than others?
  • How can teachers better design lessons and resources so that cognitive load is reduced?

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018

Time: 4pm – 5.30pm

Venue: The Research Centre, Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 1JX

Cost: Free

Led by: Andy Tharby (Research Lead, Durrington High School).

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For further details please contact Lisa Edwards on

Posted on 29 March 2018
Posted in: Events, Training/CPD