Treasure Trove #5: A Cognitive Science Crash Course

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Time is short in schools.

Fast, free CPD is key.

Here’s a free, 2-hour self-study crash course to help teachers, school leaders, teaching assistants and support staff to grasp the science of learning.

  1. Memory and overloadPeps McCrae 1 min
  2. How cognitive load theory changed my teachingZach Groshell 2 mins
  3. What can we learn from cognitive science?3 mins
  4. Three applications of cognitive science4 mins
  5. Why don’t students remember what they’ve learned?5 mins
  6. Introduction to cognitive scienceRuth Ashbee 6 mins
  7. Teaching with memory in mindJemma Sherwood 2 mins
  8. How to learn betterAdam Boxer 2 mins
  9. What can science tell us about how students learn best?3 mins
  10. How can we improve the quality of our teaching? 1 min
  11. One scientific insight for curriculum design4 mins
  12. Cognitive science and visible learning4 mins
  13. Why is knowledge important?Dan Willingham 8 minutes
  14. Worked examples

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