Last week, the EEF released their review on Cognitive Science in Education, which covers areas such as retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving, dual coding and Cognitive Load Theory. They highlighted that knowing about these can be really valuable for teachers and that there are a general set of principles, if not specific strategies, that help.
However, they also highlighted that teaching and cognitive science are messy, complex and nuanced. Specifically, more research is needed from both a wider range of subjects and a wider range of students.
This got us at InnerDrive thinking: what are the broad principles of cognitive science that most would agree with? And crucially, what questions would we like to see research explore moving forward?