Developing Megacognitive Behaviours

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Metacognition, when fully developed, is the gift that keeps on giving – enhancing learning but also contributing to success in life. Although the term has been banded about in our educational jargon for decades what does it actually entail, why is it so important and, most importantly, how do you develop these vital skills in students?

Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand the two main areas of metacognition – metacognitive knowledge and metacognitive regulation
  • Learn strategies for helping students develop metacognitive skills in general and specific academic areas
  • Consider the link between self-efficacy, metacognition and learning, and practical ways to enhance self-efficacy and student motivation

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SKU CONF2020GAI
Session Session 1 - 8:45am - 10:30am
Day Day 3
Topic Instruction/Pedagogy, Student Engagement

Metacognition, when fully developed, is the gift that keeps on giving – enhancing learning but also contributing to success in life. Although the term has been banded about in our educational jargon for decades what does it actually entail, why is it so important and, most importantly, how do you develop these vital skills in students?

Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand the two main areas of metacognition – metacognitive knowledge and metacognitive regulation
  • Learn strategies for helping students develop metacognitive skills in general and specific academic areas
  • Consider the link between self-efficacy, metacognition and learning, and practical ways to enhance self-efficacy and student motivation