Cognitive Load Theory and Instructional Design : Recent Developments

  title={Cognitive Load Theory and Instructional Design : Recent Developments},
  author={Fred Paas and Alexander Renkl and John Sweller},
Cognitive load theory (CLT) originated in the 1980s and underwent substantial development and expansion in the 1990s by researchers from around the globe. As the articles in this special issue demonstrate, it is a major theory providing a framework for investigations into cognitive processes and instructional design. By simultaneously considering the structure of information and the cognitive architecture that allows learners to process that information, cognitive load theorists have been able… CONTINUE READING
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