Cognitive Load theory: Gaps between theory and practice.

  • Masood Jawaid


Cognitive Load theory (CLT) described by John Sweller represent an innovative and practical cognitive learning theory about how brain works when students learns new things.(1) This theory suggests that learning takes place best under conditions that are aligned with human cognitive design. It incorporates three key components of cognitive architecture: memory system (sensory, working and long-term memory), learning processes and type of cognitive load imposed on working memory during learning.(2)
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