Covid-19 webinars: Research into Cognition and Learning
In this webinar, Alastair Gittner and David Paterson will discuss some of the theoretical underpinnings of students' cognition.
About the Session
Research into cognition and learning has provided a rich source of knowledge on how students learn, and a wide range of suggestions into improving teaching and learning.
Cognitive load theory has gained prominence, providing a theoretical model of how our memories work, and how learning happens. While our long-term memories are vast, our working memories - where we try to understand the new that is being taught - are limited and prone to being overloaded. By considering the limitations of our students' working memories, and the factors that can lead to overload, we can plan our teaching sequences better. Many such strategies have been used for generations by effective teachers. Cognitive science can help provide a common language and explanation across the teaching profession. In this webinar, Alastair Gittner and David Paterson will discuss some of the theoretical underpinnings of students' cognition, and how different techniques can prove effective in the classroom, and online.
About the speakers
Alastair Gittner, Sheffield Associate Research School, ASE Research Group - Chair Elect
David Paterson, Aldenham School, ASE Region 12 - Acting Chair