Skills for Learning: Metacognition

Skills for Learning:


What is Metacognition?

Metacognition refers to knowledge of how learning occurs, awareness of one’s learning ability, and the ability to regulate learning behaviors to achieve a desired goal. It involves a learner’s ability to plan, monitor and assess their learning. Metacognition plays a significant role in a student’s academic achievement across disciplines and has been identified as a key differentiator between sophisticated, successful learners and those who struggle, especially at learning independently. Weak Metacognition can “mask” the performance of underlying skills.

Our Solutions

1. COGx Professional Development - Empowering Educators to Develop Metacognitive Skills

Teaching metacognitive reflection is an effective strategy to accelerate student achievement. Learn how to provide students with practical strategies that foster metacognitive awareness and create the foundation for learning independently, effectively and efficiently.


What you will learn:

The role of metacognition in learning success and lifelong learning. How to measure your student’s metacognitive skills. Classroom strategies to develop your students' ability to monitor and manage their own learning behaviors. How to capitalize on mistakes to promote learning success.


How you will learn:

3 Video Micro Lessons from experts 8 Group Discussion Invitations 4 Visuals and Graphic Organizers 4 Application Guides Ongoing self-checks and application of concepts Direct access to your Program Leader Opportunities to give and receive feedback from your peers Teaching practice reflection Estimated time to complete: 3.25 hours

2. COGx Student Program - Empowering Students to Become Sophisticated Learners

The COGx program for students, Becoming a Sophisticated Learner, provides students with the foundational skills necessary to develop 21st century skills. Students master evidence-based techniques and strategies to process information effectively and for building reliable prior knowledge, which is a prerequisite for critical thinking, creative thinking and effective communication. Furthermore, students learn how to monitor, organize, self-regulate and adjust their learning (metacognition, executive function). Students are equipped to apply what they learn to their classes and studies and are as such prepared to succeed in school and beyond.

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