Metacognitive Learning Skills Factsheet

This fact sheet provides a brief discussion about metacognition, dividing metacognitive knowledge in to three categories:

  • Person variables: What you know about your own strengths and weaknesses in learning and processing information.
  • Task variables: What you know about the demands of doing a particular task
  • Strategy variables: The strategies you have for learning

and suggests using a strategy that spans 3 phases to develop metacognitive learning skills:

  • Develop a plan before approaching a learning task
  • Assess understanding throughout the learning process (i.e. formative assessment)
  • Evaluate their thinking against their results after task completed(i.e. in IT, we call it post-project review)

Fact Sheet: Metacognitive Processes

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