Self-Regulated Learning: Using Metacognition to Monitor and Improve Learning

Self-regulated learning involves engaging in metacognition - thinking about thinking. Self-regulated learners monitor their learning, checking in on how well they understand. Then, they self-regulate their learning by engaging in effective study strategies to work on the areas where they are struggling.

Field Guide Alignment:
Cognitive Science and Advanced Reasoning, Principle 7
Writing, Principle 7 (See the Writing Strategies and SRSD Toolkit)


Learn about the strategy

 Expert interview 
Developed by

Online article
Developed by UNL, CoEHS

Steps and activities
Developed by NAGT

Self-regulation cycle
Developed by ID 4 the Web


See the strategy in action

Video for teaching students about metacognition
Developed by Matthias Cheung

Animated film on teaching metacognition
Developed by Smithsonian SEC

Steps for becoming a self-regulated learner
Developed by Lorraine Edwards 

Three phases of self-regulation

Developed by Tarah Garcia


Use the strategy

General recommendations for students
Developed by  SAGE 2YC

Recommendations for teaching self-regulation
Developed by All Kinds of Minds®

Metacognition: Wrappers

Exercises for before and after an assignment
Developed by Yavapai College Institutes

Metacognitive thinking activity for science
Developed by Erin E. Peters, NAGT

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