Have you heard of Merriënboer and Kirschner’s 4-component instructional design (4CID)?
In this linked article below, if you scroll down to CLT- cognitive load theory, you will dive deeper into why this is important to become aware of if you haven’t already. This is Open Access PDF>
“It draws upon the principles of CLT and proposes a programmatic approach to achieve not only the concepts to be taught but their inter-relatedness, also known as a “holistic approach” over time.”
Simulations and The Cognitive Load Theory