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Free CPD materials: Metacognition in the classroom

In this series, Steve Burnage offers CPD workshop ideas that can be adapted for you and your school, including via remote working. Here, he looks at metacognition and self-regulation in the classroom

This purpose of this article is to provide a 45-minute interactive training outline that could be suitable for a staff meeting, staff development group, small group CPD session or for individual study. The training outline is included here while the PowerPoint slides and an accompanying handout is available to download by clicking the button above.

The objectives of this bite-sized training are:

Metacognition describes the processes involved when learners plan, monitor, evaluate and make changes to their own learning behaviours. Metacognition is often considered to have two dimensions: metacognitive knowledge and self-regulation (EEF, 2018).

Metacognition: Also from SecEd

Getting started with metacognition theories, April 2019
Metacognition: Classroom strategies, November 2018
In the classroom: Metacognition explained, November 2018

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