Name: Greg Ashman
Twitter name: @greg_ashman
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Position: Teacher / Head of Maths / Head of Research
What is your advice about? Cognitive Load Theory
1: Explicit teaching is more effective than inquiry learning, problem based learning, project based learning and similar approaches when we want students to learn something new.
2: Good explicit teaching is highly interactive because this ensures attention.
3: Worked examples are effective and have been well researched.
4: Consider presenting a worked example and then asking students to complete an almost identical example themselves, rather than presenting several worked examples in a row.
5: “Worked Examples” are not restricted to maths. The same effect has been seen with an annotated Shakespeare play.