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Metacognition & Self-Regulated Learning

Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) occur when students plan, monitor, evaluate and regulate their own learning strategies. Our aim is to help young learners think deeply about how they learn best so that they can become more effective learners and boost their overall learning power.


How We Can Help Your School

We offer a comprehensive suite of teaching resources focused on metacognition and self-regulated learning; the resources are suitable for teachers of all subjects who work with students aged 11-18. We also offer in-house and online teacher training materials.

Combined, they represent a complete whole-school solution to the challenge of nurturing metacognition & encouraging SRL.

What Are The Benefits?


It's important for schools to focus on metacognition and self-regulated learning in order to:

  • Increase attainment (Hattie, 2017; effect size 0.69)

  • Build learning autonomy and create independent learners

  • Prepare people for lifelong learning in the information age

  • Empower students to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development


Metacognition is recommended by the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) as an effective pedagogical strategy for disadvantaged students.

The efficacy of metacognitive strategies in education is evidenced by over thirty years of pedagogical research!


The Global Metacognition Institute is a leading provider of educational resources for fostering metacognition and self-regulated learning with students aged 11-16. We help teachers, educators and entire schools implement metacognitive pedagogy so that their students can increase their metacognitive awareness, utilise metacognitive strategies and internalise the self-regulated learning cycle of planning, monitoring, evaluate and regulating their own approaches to learning. 


Our overarching goal is to help prepare young people for lifelong learning in the information age: enhancing metacognition and self-regulated learning is vital towards this end as it allows students to be more independent learners who can increase their own capacity to learn over time. By working together we can nurture metacognition and boost self-regulated learning.

You can view our selection of free metacognition teaching resources here, download individual metacognitive teaching tools here, or access our entire suite of over forty metacognition teaching tools by registering with The Global Metacognition Institute here.

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