Curriculum Design: Applying Cognitive Load Theory and Engelmann’s Direct Instruction


Standing on the Shoulders of Giants-how to build a curriculum from scratch that not only matches the increased rigour of the new GCSEs, but also attempts to tackle the main barriers to student success. These barriers include low reading ability, the vocabulary/background knowledge deficit and substandard written expression. Drawing on research and techniques from Cognitive Science, Direct Instruction and practical teaching guides, I will explore how we have synthesised these ideas into a semi-coherent whole.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.