What is cognitive load theory?
Australian educational psychologist and academic, John Sweller published his research on Cognitive Load During Problem Solving: Effects on Learning (1988)
Most teachers are naturally interested in how learning happens. Research on retrieval practice, how memory is shaped, as well as cognitive load theory, I thought it would be helpful to publish this blog post in an attempt to explain Sweller's original research as a beginners guide for all teachers.
Firstly, if you are serious about research and you've not read the original research paper, it is important that you do