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Introduction to metacognition micro-lesson

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This lesson is all about metacognition. And, metacognition is learning about, well, learning. It’s thinking about, you guessed it, thinking. So, I like to focus on the cog part of the word metacognition, and I like to imagine I have cogs going around in my brain when I'm learning something. So why is metacognition important? Well, metacognition is important because when we study metacognition, we become better learners that can make us better at all subjects so maths, history, or maybe something from outside of school as well. A few things you might learn if you study metacognition are the best learning strategies for you, what to do when you get stuck and how to reflect on your learning.

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  • Which of these topics are you most likely to cover when you study metacognition?

    1) How to reflect on your learning
    2) How to skateboard
    3) How to add fractions
    4) How to draw a dragon
  • Why is it important to study metacognition?

    1) It helps us become better learners.
    2) It is taught in schools.
    3) You get to learn about history.
    4) Our teachers want us to.
  • What subject/s does studying metacognition make us better at?

    1) All subjects
    2) Just maths
    3) Just history
    4) Just skateboarding
  • What is metacognition?

    1) Learning about learning
    2) Learning about cogs
    3) Learning about skateboarding
    4) Learning about history
  • What part of the body are we most likely to learn about when we study metacognition?

    1) The brain
    2) The heart
    3) The kidneys
    4) The liver

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