Metacognition - a key to unlocking learning


Our report, Metacognition: a key to unlocking learning, assesses the evidence base for metacognition as a foundation for effective learning, inlcuding information on development, effective teaching practice and subject specific examples.

Our teacher-focused guide, Metacognition: Key insights and implications for teaching practice, contains examples of teaching and learning strategies to support teachers in implementing a metacognitive approach in the classroom. It also provides a summary of key information on metacognition from our longer report.

Published: 2017.


  • Teaching and learning

Business Unit:

  • Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation
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