An introduction to Dual Coding Theory
- Visuals are powerful for communicating complex ideas in an efficient way; it takes a great many words to describe the simplest of images
- Images, if chosen correctly for their clarity, enable pupils to get a rapid gist of meaning; leaving them with more cognitive resources to engage in higher order thinking
- Cut the amount of content we intend to include on a slide or resource; chunk the information into headings that stand out; line up information neatly to give the reader confidence in its order; use fonts and colour with restraint
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Using Technology in Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning
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