curriculum design

Cognitive Load Theory

Introduction Cognitive load is an idea that originates in cognitive psychology and describes the various ‘efforts’ required to learn something – in other words the amount of mental effort being used in the working memory. 

Constructive Alignment

Introduction Constructive alignment is an idea developed by Professor John B. Biggs to ensure effective curriculum design.


Introduction The word ‘curriculum’ means different things to different people. Many attempts have been made to pin down an exhaustive definition, but there remains much variation in what exactly is meant when the word curriculum is used.