Richard Broad
Head of UK Education @ Seneca Learning
September 19, 2019
Free Cognitive Science (Level 1) CPD Course

Seneca now offers six free CPD courses to help teachers be better practitioners. Each course is written by experts in their fields and includes the latest in education theory and thinking. We offer CPD courses covering:

  1. Cognitive Science for Teachers Level 1
  2. Cognitive Science for Teachers Level 2
  3. Metacognition for Teachers
  4. Assessment for Teachers
  5. Literacy in Science
  6. Language Development for Teachers

Complete our courses to become a Seneca Certified Educator.

Cognitive Science for Teachers Level 1

Cognitive Science for Teachers Level 1 starts by exploring the different types of memory and developing an understanding of what working memory is. The course will help to explain the principles of dual coding, interleaving, spaced practice, retrieval practice, elaboration and concrete examples and why these help students learn. The course links theory to practice by exploring the research to find the most effective strategies based on cognitive science.

You will complete the course with a strong understanding of how Cognitive Load Theory can help you become a better teacher with strategies from:

  • Dylan Wiliam.
  • Rosenshine.
  • Dunlosky.
  • Daniel Willingham.
  • The Learning Scientists.

This course is perfect for teachers at any level of experience. If you don't know much about cognitive science, this course is for you. You will come away knowing the basics about how to embed cognitive science in your practice.

Thank you to Dr Flavia Belham for writing this course.

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Become a Seneca Certified Educator

Completion of each course means you become a Seneca Certified Educator in that subject. You will receive a certificate on completion of the course which you can use towards your CPD portfolio.