Metacognition helps learners plan, monitor and evaluate their own learning. When children identify which strategies are most helpful to them in learning something new, and which strategies don’t work so well, they build up a toolkit for tackling new tasks.
It’s a great step towards helping children become more-independent learners.
Embedding metacognition into a lesson plan needn’t involve huge changes. It’s more about tweaking what you’re already doing and asking slightly different questions in slightly different ways.
This lesson plan uses metacognitive strategies to support pupils to learn their four-times table.