Doubling down on Wuthering Heights

I like to preface my teaching of Wuthering Heights with a compulsory screening of Kate Bush crying ‘Heathcliff! It’s me, it’s Cathy I’ve come home now!’ and prancing on the moors in a billowy dress while she moans musically about the sad effects of being outdoors in not much more than a nightie. The reaction…

Cognitive Load Theory in Practice

This academic year we are paying particular attention to understanding the principles of Cognitive Load Theory (that emerged from the work of John Sweller) and are carefully considering how this can be applied in the classroom to maximise students’ learning. Drawing on the NSW’s Cognitive Load in Practice in particular, members of the Ped Team…