Essential C21st Teaching Skills


For leaders and teachers
About this course

  • What is metacognition?
  • How can it be used to great effect in schools?
  • What are the best strategies for using metacognition in the classroom?

Knowing how you learn best is an essential factor in becoming a happy and successful learner. This course is designed to provide knowledge, ideas, and strategies for teachers and school leaders who want to implement metacognition in their school. The course offers participants a clear understanding of what metacognition is, the science behind it, and why it is so beneficial in the classroom. It includes suggestions on how to build a school-wide culture of metacognition, practical activities that ensure students engage with metacognition and ideas on self-questioning and self-reflection.  It will enable participants to have a clear sense of how to ensure a successful school-wide launch.

Course Outcomes:
  • Gain knowledge of what metacognition is and the science behind it.
  • Learn more about the latest research on metacognition.
  • Discover effective activities that can be used in the classroom.
  • Know more about the importance of self-questioning and self-reflection.
  • Aquire ideas for how to create a successful school-wide launch.
Course Outline:
What is metacognition?

The science behind metacognition.

Information on the latest research on metacognition.

The importance of using metacognition in schools.

Metacognition in the Classroom

• Ideas to get students to engage with metacognition.

• Practical ideas for self-questioning and self-review.

• The language of metacognition.

• How to use metacognition to help exam classes.

Making metacognition a school-wide success

Create a plan for a successful school-wide launch.

Learn ideas for how to provide in-house training on metacognition.

Gather ideas for how to monitor and evaluate the impact of metacognition on your learners.

Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787