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We use metacognition every day to find strategies for dealing with every situation. Our metacognitive competence is defined by our ability to plan, check and refine, using tools and strategies once we have recognised a problem type. A number of researchers have linked metacognition with pupil outcomes.

  • Understand the benefits of metacognition.
  • Be aware of the main messages in the EEF guidance report about metacognition and self-regulation.
  • Understand that there are different views and approaches to metacognition and pupil autonomy.
  • Investigate your school's efforts to improve motivation and self-knowledge.
  • Develop criteria for for differentiating between types of task.

Unit content

Unit 2: Benefits of metacognition
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