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Cognitive load theory: Teaching strategies
Cognitive load theory: Teaching strategies

Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of New South Wales, John Sweller, has spent decades researching cognitive load theory, and says there are a large number of instructional procedures teachers can employ to lessen extraneous cognitive load.

Traditional classrooms and Innovative Learning Environments
Traditional classrooms and Innovative Learning Environments

How can educators make effective use of teaching spaces to help students engage in deeper learning? That’s the focus of a major research study involving thousands of schools. Lead Chief Investigator Wes Imms shares some of the early findings.

Student curiosity – a taste for learning
Student curiosity – a taste for learning

In her first article, New South Wales teacher Michelle Lucas shared an approach to drive student agency and improve learning skills. In this final instalment, she discusses how student feedback has helped refine the model, its impact in the classroom, and a whole-school rollout.

An introduction to cognitive load theory
An introduction to cognitive load theory

Why should cognitive load theory be of interest and importance to K-12 teachers? Emeritus Professor John Sweller has been fundamental to the formulation of cognitive load theory, and in this Q&A he outlines the essential components of cognitive load theory for educators.

Building whole-school consensus and commitment
Building whole-school consensus and commitment

At a school with high mobility of staff and students, building a whole-school culture of consensus and commitment is crucial. During her three years as principal at Batchelor Area School in the Northern Territory, Robyn Thorpe strived to achieve just this.

Risky student behaviour – challenging perceptions
Risky student behaviour – challenging perceptions

Student perceptions about the attitudes and behaviour of their peers can often be far from the reality. With this in mind, a new pilot project uses a social norms approach to address concerns about teenage use of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis.

Behaviour management: Self-regulated learning and wellbeing
Behaviour management: Self-regulated learning and wellbeing

Dr Karen Peel from the University of Southern Queensland shares findings from her new research that explores teaching for self-regulated learning, and shares her decision-making matrix informing a self-regulatory approach to classroom behaviour management.

Staff wellbeing: Teacher targeted bullying and harassment
Staff wellbeing: Teacher targeted bullying and harassment

New research from La Trobe University sheds light on teacher perspectives of being bullied and harassed by students and parents at schools in Australia. We take a look at the impact this is having on the wellbeing of educators across the country.

Creative, curious and challenging thinking
Creative, curious and challenging thinking

In today’s reader submission, Dr John Langrehr discusses how teachers can develop student mindsets for ‘3C thinking’ and shares examples of questions and statements you can use in the classroom.

How will schooling change over the next 10 years?
How will schooling change over the next 10 years?

What are some pressing issues that educators are likely to face over the next decade? In 10 years, what will classrooms look like? And, what role will artificial intelligence have in changing the ways schools operate? Professor Neil Selwyn shares his insights.

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