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Cognitive load theory: Research that teachers really need to understand

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Cognitive load theory is a theory of how the human brain learns and stores knowledge. It was recently described by British educationalist Dylan Wiliam as 'the single most important thing for teachers to know'. Grounded in a robust evidence base, cognitive load theory provides theoretical and empirical support for explicit models of instruction.

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