The Learning Renaissance

Metacognition in Context: How Learners Put Themselves in the Learning

Two students do not approach the same problem from the same direction. Their approach is determined by their metacognitive sense of identity as a learner.

To be effective their learning has to have defined stages and some of these take more time to consider than the pace of many classrooms.

This infographic from the Education Endowment Foundation gives a simple demonstration of the process. Teacher prompts and time to think can help the learning process.


It appears in a recent report from the highlighting the momentum gained by metacognition – the how rather than the what of learning.

Read the full report here: Metacognition and self-regulated learning | Education Endowment Foundation | EEF

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.

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