Metacognition

L2L graphicHelping students learn can be frustrating. They sometimes seem to lack direction and fail to take ownership for their own learning. A wealth of research suggests that students can use self-directed processes to facilitate their own learning. The research includes studies of self-regulated learning, metacognition, reflective practice, self-efficacy, and more.

Metacognition means ‘thinking about thinking’, or in the case of college teaching, ‘learning about learning’.  This means being more aware of your own thinking and evaluating the learning strategies you are employing.


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