Cognitive load theory: Handout


Cognitive load theory is one of the key theories underpinning Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework (EIF). 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.