How Metacognition Boosts Learning

This article presents strategies for boosting students metacognitive skills. It covers several studies that show the importance of understandings one’s thinking process to increase academic success on assessments. Next it introduces several strategies middle and high school teachers can use to help students better understand their own learning process. It includes specific questions teachers can encourage students to ask themselves during class, during test preparation, and after an assessment.

This article is a good introduction to the topic of metacognition and presents simple easy-to-use strategies. For those already familiar with the topic, it could also be used spark ideas and discussion on how to help students reflect after an assessment to build deeper understanding.

Source Organization: Edutopia

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