Role Models for the World
Metacognition aims to equip learners with knowledge, skills and understanding so that they can identify the process of learning and be able to apply cognitive approaches to improve their own performance. It involves the capacity to plan, monitor, evaluate and modify learning behaviour.
This is achieved through metacognitive regulation, learning how to control cognitive processes, self-evaluate, organise and retrieve information, and make connections to prior learning. It also encompasses cultivating a positive mindset to encourage curiosity, resilience and persistence, while at the same time promoting the notion of lifelong learning.
Metacognition enables us to
- Progress from a novice to an expert learner.
- Use validated cognitive science strategies to improve the transition between working memory and long-term memory.
- Self-organise and plan the approach to learning by identifying learning objectives and selecting appropriate strategies to ensure the best chance of success.
- Evaluate the success of the learning through self-monitoring, response to feedback, self-correction and adaptation of strategies where learning can be improved.
- Develop self-awareness with the ability to accurately identify strengths and areas that require improvement, while ensuring that positive or negative emotions do not impair judgment..
- Use the learning environment to support learning efficacy, including the physical surroundings and resource accessibility.
- Develop positive mindset behaviours that enhance learning conditions and enable learners to adapt to the challenge of new experiences and overcome emotional setbacks