Time permitting, further thoughts on how FOSIL might reduce cognitive load would be interesting and useful.
Your comments on higher-order skills reminded me of Barbara Stripling’s REACTS Taxonomy, which she and Judy Pitts developed at the same time as their Research as a Thinking Process model in 1988. The REACTS Taxonomy of thoughtful research reactions remains relevant and is available to download here from the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum LibGuide.
While an individual inquiry can, depending on the circumstances, involve more than one REACTS level, I am working on a project in which the inquiry progresses through each of the 6 levels of the REACTS Taxonomy as the inquiry progresses through each of the 6 stages of the process. I will share this as soon as I am able.
For reference, I include the 6 levels of the REACTS Taxonomy below: