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. 

Bloom’s Taxonomy

Introduction The Bloom Taxonomy was developed in the 1950s by Benjamin Bloom, an educational psychologist. It helps to differentiate increasingly complex levels of student learning, and therefore marks out higher order thinking and learning from simpler tasks such as rote memorisation.

SOLO Taxonomy

Introduction The SOLO Taxonomy (Structured of Observed Learning Outcome) is a way of assessing the complexity of understanding achieved by a student with respect to a particular learning outcome.