Metacognition & Self-regulation

Teaching Metacognition

Teaching Metacognition Summary

Metacognition helps students become active learners who take responsibility for their own learning. It involves engaging in activities such as reflection, self-assessment, and self-questioning to enhance learning outcomes. As educators we are able to guide this process explicitly, enabling learners to become more independent and effective learners.

It’s about pupils’ ability to monitor, direct, and review their learning - self-regulated learning is the interaction of cognitive and metacognitive processes as well as motivation.

Teaching metacognition involves providing students with explicit instruction, modelling, and opportunities to practice metacognitive strategies. Teaching metacognition is an ongoing process that requires consistent reinforcement and practice. By integrating metacognitive strategies into the curriculum and providing opportunities for students to reflect on their thinking and learning, you can help them develop valuable metacognitive skills that will enhance their overall learning experience.

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