- Metacognition helps students to become independent learners
- Metacognitive practices help learners to monitor their own progress and take control of their learning as they read, write and solve problems in the classroom.
- Metacognition has a positive impact on learning
- Metacognition makes a unique contribution to learning over and above the influence of intellectual ability. Learners who use metacognitive strategies are likely to be able to achieve more. Research shows that improving a learner’s metacognitive practices may compensate for any cognitive limitations they have.
More detail from Cambridge International Examinations Teaching and Learning Team