Mental operations that process information with little or no conscious awareness represent automaticity (Feldon, 2007). We come across these every day: driving a car, walking, speaking. The benefits to us is that these activities impose little or no cognitive load and our working memory is freed up to consider other things. I hope you can all recognise that this transfers to […]

Doing What Works

Cognitive Load Theory (CLT). Its appearance frequency on my Twitter timeline is ever-increasing, and whilst I could get a general grip on it from what people were saying – as it seemed rather like common sense – I did some reading today of various things, including an interview with its 1988 ‘creator’ John Sweller. I certainly see […]