Dual Coding, Applied
- What’s the hype about dual coding?
- Why can dual coding be effectively applied to any subject and age group?
- How does dual coding support oracy and higher-order thinking?
This course will not only let you confidently use Dual Coding to improve your learners’ understanding, retention, application of, and connections between, key concepts, but also includes resources to introduce Dual Coding to other staff, and to your students to let them use Dual Coding consciously to support their individual learning journeys, now and in the future.
Having understood the theory and its connection to memory research, you will be introduced to simple, effective Dual Coding activities and a range of visual organisers to apply your new knowledge to concrete subject content and learning objectives, including revision.
Time is allocated to share and compare your understanding and ideas with other delegates.
- Understand what dual coding is and its relation to cognitive load theory
- Master practical activities to facilitate dual coding in all subjects and with any age group
- Connect dual coding to oracy and subject vocabulary
- Use dual coding to review and revise
- Train your own staff in dual coding using relevant examples
Full Course Content
Session 1: Introducing Dual Coding
How the brain acquires and stores knowledge
Dual coding defined and made relatable to the classroom
Dual coding and Cognitive Load Theory combined: feel the force!
Take note! Alternative mnemonics
Session 2: Teaching subject content with Dual Coding
Big ideas, concept definitions & “chunking” information
Selecting input types (speech, video, text, visuals, etc.)
Revision: Effective retrieval practice with dual coding
Simple routines, tips & tricks to embed dual coding
Session 3: Teaching Dual Coding as a discrete skill
Direct instruction, not guesswork!
Modelled examples (cartoon strips, infographics, graphic organisers, diagrams, etc.)
Presenting and explaining solutions from a Dual Coding perspective
Connecting Dual Coding to oracy and higher-order thinking