The Learning Renaissance

The Argument for Metacognition

Those who advocate a more prominent role for metacognition in schools do so in the belief that being more explicit about the how of learning pays dividends as students are able to become more self actualised learners.

This gives them greater independence and autonomy in their learning and allows them greater opportunities to apply their learning to situations beyond the classroom – real life problems.

This infographic forms a great introduction to metacognition and its impact on learning effectiveness:


Source: Metacognition: The Most Effective Learning Strategy | Focus 2 Achieve

About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

One comment on “The Argument for Metacognition

  1. R Waring
    September 2, 2016

    Reblogged this on rwaringatl.

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