The next featured Workshop focuses on the application of Cognitive Load Theory for Gifted Education by Dr Kate Barton from St Philip’s Christian College, Newcastle. Dr Barton is the Lead Educator Gifted Education (K-12) at the Newcastle St Philips’s campus.

Gifted teaching practices focus heavily on inquiry, problem-solving and self-directed learning without teaching prior domain-specific knowledge, with teachers assuming the role of “learning facilitators”.  Such instructional designs where learners “discover information” are at odds with Cognitive Load Theory.  Compared to acquiring knowledge via instruction from an expert, these strategies are inefficient – so why are they promoted?  I discuss how gifted teaching practices can align with CLT in light of the novice-expert continuum and expertise reversal effect.  A Load Reduction Instruction (LRI) framework can explain why and when to use different approaches to promote both learning and engagement.

A Matter of Translation Registrations 

There are less than 20 remaining places for the conference. Registrations for the limited remaining places are still open till Wednesday, 30th of August. Click here to register for A Matter of Translation

Registration fees for this conference are as follows:

  • University students/Pre-service teachers: $25
  • Teachers from Partner Schools: $50 (Free for virtual access)
  • Teachers from Non-Partner Schools: $150
  • Confirmed Workshop Presenters: Free

All proceeds are dedicated to expanding the Churchie Narragunawali Reconciliation in Education (RAP) project.