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 The Education Endowment Foundation note a couple of consequences when considering cognitive load with [[metacognition|metacognition]],​ especially in terms of making sure we don’t overburden our students working memory. The Education Endowment Foundation note a couple of consequences when considering cognitive load with [[metacognition|metacognition]],​ especially in terms of making sure we don’t overburden our students working memory.
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 +The theory identifies three different forms of cognitive load: 
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 +  - Intrinsic cognitive load: the inherent difficulty of the material itself, which can be influenced by prior knowledge of the topic 
 +  - Extraneous cognitive load: the load generated by the way the material is presented and which does not aid learning  ​
 +  - Germane cognitive load: the elements that aid information processing and contribute to the development of ‘schemas’. ​
  
  
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