This download contains ten ICT Suite (Computer Room) learning sessions that are suitable for 1-hour teaching periods: they can be used by teachers of any subject working with students aged 11-16. Each session is a fully-resourced ‘zero prep’ lesson that encourages a high degree of learning autonomy and independence.
We’ve taken a tried and tested lesson structure and connected it to our specialist topics: metacognition and self-regulated learning. Using a worksheet for guidance (and eventually peer-assessment) students spend the first 35-40 minutes of the lesson creating a presentation and the remainder of the session showing it to their peers and assessing one another’s work.
The download includes PowerPoint instructions as well as a set of ten different worksheets which refer to different aspects of metacognition and self-regulated learning: five of the worksheets are teachers who wish for students to work in pairs and the other five are for solo work. The worksheets include a number of different topics for students to choose from – we wanted to bring autonomous learning into the design of this product and providing learners with options in these sessions is a way of empowering greater levels of autonomy.
Aside from exploring important pedagogical topics (such as metacognition, independent learning, study skills, revision strategies and self-regulated learning) the presentations encourage students to connect these concepts to their own learning journeys: thus fostering metacognitive awareness and metacognitive knowledge. Aside from fostering these self-regulation and metacognitive skills, this approach to learning also helps to develop research skills, technical skills in relation to presentation design, and presentation delivery skills.
The topics covered by the different worksheets are as follows:
Metacognition [Solo Work]
‘How to Boost Learning in This Subject’ [Solo Work]
Revision Techniques & Revision Strategies [Solo Work]
‘Understanding How I Learn Best’ [Solo Work]
‘Boosting My Learning Power’ [Solo Work]
‘How To Succeed in This Subject’ [Paired Work]
Being An Independent Learner [Paired Work]
Revision Resources, Tips & Tricks [Paired Work]
Metacognition & Self-Regulated Learning [Paired Work]
Studying Skills [Paired Work]
Some of the worksheets refer to subject specific reflections (e.g. #2) whilst others refer to more general metacognitive reflections and knowledge (e.g. #9).
The worksheets include an integrated self-assessment system. Each worksheet uses the same basic structure and design, the worksheets cover different topics/options and can be used over time so that students improve each time they engage with the process. Since the worksheets (and PowerPoint files) are editable teachers can adjust contents to more precisely meet their students’ needs.
ICT Suite Sessions: Self-Regulated Learning
Focus: Research & Presentation Skills, Metacognition, Revision Strategies, Self-Regulated Learning, Independent Learning
Main Aim: To use autonomous learning strategies to foster broader metacognitive knowledge about learning-processes whilst developing research and presentation skills
Designed for students aged 11-16
(Max. 50 Users)
WinZip (we recommend: 7-Zip or WinRar)
Windows 7+, 1.5GHZ, 1GB RAM
File Formats: .doc (Microsoft Word), .pdf, PowerPoint Presentations & .zip
This resource is designed to be used in a school computer room or ICT suite so that students/pairs work on their own computers throughout the lesson
Contains A4 printable worksheets (colour, double-sided)
Copyrighted by The Global Metacognition Institute (2020)
Strictly not for re-distribution outside of your own school