Empowering students’ minds through a cognitive load theory-based lecture model: A metacognitive approach

Siti Nurma Hanim, Hadie and Asma, Hassan and Mohd Ismail, Z. I. and Hairul Nizam, Ismail and Saiful Bahri, Talip and Ahmad Fuad, Abdul Rahim (2016) Empowering students’ minds through a cognitive load theory-based lecture model: A metacognitive approach. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. pp. 1-10. ISSN 14703297

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Abstract

Lecturing is widely considered to be a passive, teacher-centred teaching method that fails to foster learning, yet it remains the most feasible method of teaching among higher institutions. Some modern lectures, aligned with recommendations from published guidelines on effective lecturing, are less didactic and more interactive than others, but little is known about converting the classical knowledge-transfer process of lecturing to actual learning. We introduce a cognitive load theory-based lecture guideline that adopts various types of empirically proven strategies to manage learners’ mental loads during lectures. We conducted a randomised controlled trial to evaluate its effectiveness by determining the between-group difference in cognitive load level, self-perceived learning, knowledge acquisition and knowledge retention. This study discusses the practical application of the guideline and several examples of the principles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cognitive load theory, effective lecturing, extraneous load, intrinsic load, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2016 06:25
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2017 01:59
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/14472

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