Metacognition is defined as:
“higher-order thinking that enables understanding, analysis, and control of one’s cognitive processes, especially when engaged in learning.”
In my day to day role of teaching English I try to embed metacognition in a variety of ways, as I believe the process of understanding how and what students are learning enhances their understanding and leads to longer term gain.
Some of the instantaneous ways I use metacognition is through questioning and getting students to unpick the process of what they have done in a lesson. Generally, the students are very good at…
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