The Silliness of Silly Mistakes: Cognitive Load Theory for Kids | Adam

I constantly hear students saying that they made a silly mistake or that they didn’t read the question carefully. To me, these are excuses. We don’t know the material well enough, make a mistake because of it and then try to get ourselves off the hook by saying it was just a silly mistake and really we do know the material.

In light of this, last week I gave a presentation to my department about Cognitive Load Theory and specifically how it relates to student error in exams. They seemed to enjoy it and I was asked to give a session to Y11-13 in the run up to their exams. I’ve attached the…

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