To be a metacognitive learner is to be aware of your learning processes and to know how to regulate them. Metacognitive learners are successful students because they take ownership of their learning, rather than expecting their professors to spoon-feed them information. We have created a short guide on how to become a metacognitive learner. Just click the button below to download.
Metacognitive learners use metacognition in three ways: metamemory, metacomprehension and self-regulation.
Most students find memorisation quite difficult. They try to memorise but become frustrated when they cannot recall the information. Metacognitive learners identify why they are struggling to memorise certain information and employ strategies to retain it.
Listening and reading information is pointless if it is not clearly understood. Metacognitive learners strive to understand what they listen to or read on a deeper level. They ask questions, research for more information, make connections between information and so forth.
It is important for a person to be aware of what to do to achieve his or her maximum learning potential. Metacognitive learners know what environment enables them to learn well and they can evaluate those instances in which they were not able to learn well. By monitoring their learning progress in this way, they can then take measures to learn better. This suggests that students should strive to be metacognitive learners if they want to be successful in their academic studies and in their careers later on. Just click the button below to download our short guide on how to become a metacognitive learner.
Reference: Metacognitive Skills. Available from: http://education.purduecal.edu/Vockell/EdPsyBook/Edpsy7/edpsy7_meta.htm