What is dual coding and why is it so important for teachers to know?
Every teacher disseminates knowledge, but very few have ever been taught how best to impart knowledge effectively so that pupils can understand and apply it. Having the awareness of what dual coding can do, will make you a better teacher.
First hypothesized by Allan Paivio in 1971, Dual Coding Theory - a theory of cognition and how we think - uses the idea that the formation of mental images aids in learning. Put simply, the use of verbal and