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The 9 Most Important Ideas of Cognitive Load Theory Poster

Key Stage

KS3, KS4


Years 7-11


How we learn is constrained by our biology. Knowing what this entails is an enormous help in designing effective teaching.

Cognitive load theory spills the beans on what our limits are and how teachers can get reduce their impact.

Here is my pick of the most important ideas.

Oliver Caviglioli is a former special school headteacher, who is now an information designer, creating visual clarity around teaching concepts and processes. You can find him at and follow him on Twitter at @olicav.

The 9 Most Important Ideas of Cognitive Load Theory Poster

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