Cognitive Load with John Sweller

By Robert Holmes | business coaching

Nov 13

Your working memory can only handle 3 or 4 pieces of information at a time. This single idea has wide reaching implications for coaching, training, education and preparation of powerpoints.

Listen to Professor John Sweller, author of Cognitive Load Theory discuss how memory works and how to improve it in this interview with Robert Holmes.

Episode 14 – John Sweller

Title: “Cognitive Load Theory and it’s uses in coaching”

Broadcast date: 15 November, 2013


(43:12 minutes)

  1. Stuart Brown, “Play – how it shapes the brain”
  2. G A Miller – the concept of working memory.‎
  3. Eric Bergman’s “Death by Powerpoint”
  4. Technology, Engineering & Design talks
  5. “Cognitive Load Theory” John Sweller, Paul Ayres & Slava Kaluga, 2011

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About the Author

Robert is an expert in the science of human behaviour and performance enhancement with a passion for neurology, leadership and the psychology of potential. He believes it is important to bring hard science to coaching, and that coaching practices be evidence based and research backed. Robert is a founding partner at Frazer, Holmes Coaching and current Director of Brand and Marketing for the International Coach Federation Australasia (ICFA). Robert is a professionally certified coach (PCC) with over 20 years of business experience and an ICF Accredited Mentor Coach. He is an Associate at the National Speaker's Association, a member of the Coaching Psychology interest group at the APS, a certified Action Learning Coach, a Member of the Australian Institute of Management Consultants.