Metacognition: CPD & Teacher-Training Resources

The focus of the these teacher-training resources is simple: metacognitive teaching strategies, metacognition & self-regulated learning. Our CPD resources are perfect for school who wish to improve the overall quality of teaching, create self-regulating learners and foster metacognitive awareness.

These easy to use resources are perfect for Continued Professional Development (CPD) and are designed for in-house training, inset days and general teacher education. As with our other resources, the training materials are aimed at teaching professionals working with students aged 11-16 though they are also useful for those teaching students in further education.

You can download the first two sessions for free, the full CPD resource contains eight CPD training sessions:

  1. An Introduction to Metacognition & Self-Regulated Learning

  2. Teaching Activities & Strategies for Metacognition & Self-Regulated Learning

  3. Using Debates & Discussions for Metacognition & Self-Regulated Learning

  4. Subject-Specific & Departmental Metacognitive Strategies

  5. Growth Mindset, Self-Regulated Learning & Boosting Brain Power

  6. Skills for Learning, Metacognition & Self-Regulation

  7. Long-Term Strategies for Metacognition & Self-Regulation

  8. Metacognition & DIRT - Dedicated Improvement & Reflection Time

Each session is designed to last for at least 2 hours: we wanted to include more than enough for 2 hour teacher training sessions so that those delivering the lessons can ‘cut their cloth accordingly’ and adapt resources and timings according to their will. Ideally you should assign different teachers to deliver the different sessions so as to make the training more immersive, interactive, and varied.

Throughout the course we've tried to manifest metacognitive strategies in the training sessions themselves so that teachers can 'learn by doing'. If you decide to order to 'Enhanced Edition' it includes a host of metacognition & self-regulated learning teaching resources so that teachers can easily apply what they've learn in the course. The most cost-effective way to download all our resources, including the CPD course, is by subscribing to a Full-Membership Plan: you can download everything via The Member's Area once you do.

Each session includes a session-plan (akin to a lesson-plan) which provides a rough guide to timings and activities for the session leader. We advise delivering the sessions in the order presented above.

This is a comprehensive training pack and includes everything you need for a 3-4 day inset. Click here to explore the different download options...