Cognitive load theory
Cognitive load theory is one of the key theories underpinning Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework (EIF) which replaces the Common Inspection Framework in September 2019. This five-page handout explains what cognitive load theory is and how it relates to vocational teaching and learning. It contains:
- Principles of cognitive load theory
- Practical strategies for putting theory into practice
- Questions for vocational practitioners to reflect on their practice
- Terminology and references.