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The science of learning

The science of learning

Our programs are powered by the well-proven Cognitive Load Theory. We use it to design our learning programs to maximize learner engagement and retention of knowledge.

We make the complex simple, breaking down subjects into easy-to-follow learning that is then demonstrated using practical real-world examples and interactive tasks, followed by interactive knowledge testing that keeps learners engaged.

How we do it

We break down complex ideas into simple, easily absorbed concepts that help reduce memory load across spoken and visual elements, then adjust content cognitively to fit natural learning patterns and learner pace.

Cognitive load theory

Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) is an instructional design theory that reflects our own “cognitive architecture” which is the way that we process information. During learning, information must be held in your working memory until it has been processed sufficiently to pass into your long-term memory.

For example, if in a learning environment lots of complex terms are used with no examples or diagrams, students will spend a lot of time trying to decipher what’s being said, rather than actually understanding it and thinking about how they can practically apply the course to help improve their work performance.

This is why we use real business examples to support relevant academic theories. And why we combat the ‘forgetting curve’ with regular reinforcement of the learning.

Learning formats

Our content is delivered using a range of learning formats that make learning sticky and fun. We use eight different learning formats including high impact eLearning, simulations, application-based tasks and assessments.

Read more about our courses and learning tools