The 7th film in our Dynamic Learning Series designed to introduce students to a range of important ideas and skills related to the science of studying.
Understandably perhaps, most students spend the vast majority of their study time thinking about what they’re learning, rather than how they’re learning it, on the not-too-questionable basis that if they can’t learn something they’re unlikely to succeed in examinations that test them on their knowledge of that information.
But there’s increasing evidence that understanding how we learn things can play an important part in actually helping us learn stuff.
And over 30 years of educational research has shown that metacognition – in broad terms, an awareness of how we think – helps students take more control over their learning, improve their grades and become more independent and confident learners.
The objective of this short film, therefore, is to show students how to develop a metacognitive outlook in their your by using three simple interrelated processes – planning, monitoring and reflecting – that can boost their understanding of whatever subjects they’re studying.