Metacognition - the Power Tool

Posted by Anne Connor on 8 May 2014 | Comments

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<p>A metacognitive approach empowers students to take control of their own learning. Metacognition is learning about one's learning. Are you a morning person or an evening person? Do you work up against deadlines or complete work ahead of time? Are you more comfortable with brainstorming or freewriting as a pre-writing tool? (more importantly - do you know about pre-writing tools?) When listening to a lecture, do you retain more information by just listening or taking notes that you will review later or taking notes that you may never read again but the action of taking notes helps you remember more? These are just a few questions that get at metacognition. When you begin to learn about how you learn you can match the most effective strategies that correlate with your unique learning approach.</p>