Unit 1: What is metacognition?

Explore the meaning of metacognition and how to achieve the objectives of your school through metacognitive approaches

Session overview
Participants: 
Assistant head, Classroom teacher, Subject leader, Teaching assistant
Phase: 
Primary, Secondary

Aims and outcomes

Participants to:

  • know what is meant by metacognition
  • know about the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to metacognition
  • make decisions about the organisation’s objectives in terms of accelerating pupil progress with metacognition, and how to achieve them.

Rationale and context

The aim of this session is to promote awareness. It introduces some of the major issues in metacognitive approaches to accelerating pupil progress.

Participants will start thinking about objectives for your school: what do you want to achieve - and what might help or hinder the process?