Chunking

Chunking is an aspect that can reduced to better something’s cognitive load, it is also achieve when lots of information are put together therefore making it easier for people to remember. Malamed here explains chunking and summarizing George Millar’s paper in which we later refer too. “Chunking refers to the strategy of breaking down information into bite-sized pieces so the brain can more easily digest new information. The reason the brain needs this assistance is because working memory, which is where we manipulate information, holds a limited amount of information at one time.” ( Malamed, 2009). The reasoning behind chunking is that the human brain only has a certain capacity in terms of working memory, which is where information is manipulated and stored (Malamed, 2009). Advance organizers are brief chunks and can be either expository or comparative (Lidwell, 2003). Chunking can also be explained as when a person takes on a lot of information at one time to make it easier the information is put together in chunks. “Chunking helps to reduce the cognitive work load by allowing people to remember what they are reading or looking at more easily due to the fact that people are quite ignorant when being exposed to too much information, or information that is very poorly organised or explained” (Miller, 1955).