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Ep 10. Maximizing learning through explicit instruction with Zach Groshell

The transcript for this episode is here.

You can listen to the episode here: Chalk & Talk Podcast.

Zach Groshell's website, podcast and other relevant links

Zach's website

Progressively Incorrect Podcast

Amplifying Instructional Design

Twitter: @MrZachG


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Working memory

Is working memory fixed or can it be trained? 

Explicit instruction

Clark, Kirschner, P. A., & Sweller, J.. (2012). Putting students on the path to learning: The case for fully guided instruction. American Educator. 36. 6-11.

Kirschner, Sweller, J., & Clark, R. E. (2006). Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching. Educational Psychologist, 41(2), 75–86.

Rosenshine, Barak. (2012).  Principles of instruction: Research-based strategies all teachers should know. American Educator. 36.: 12-19.

Productive struggle

Ashman, G., Kalyuga, S.,  & Sweller, J. (2020).  Problem-solving or Explicit Instruction: Which Should Go First When Element Interactivity Is High? Educational Psychology Review. 32.

Forrin, N. D., Huynh, A. C., Smith, A. C., Cyr, E. N., McLean, D. B., Siklos-Whillans, J., Risko, E. F., Smilek, D., & MacLeod, C. M. (2021). Attention Spreads Between Students in a Learning Environment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

Trninic, Sinha, T., & Kapur, M. (2022). Comparing the effectiveness of preparatory activities that help undergraduate students learn from instruction. Learning and Instruction, 82, 101688–.

Recommendations for teachers

CESE: Cognitive Load Theory Practice Guide

Cognitive Load Theory in Action by Ollie Lovell

The Little Guide for Teachers: Cognitive Load Theory by Greg Ashman

Science of Math website

Credit to Jazmin Boisclair for this helpful resource page.

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