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)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Learn about the strategy

 Expert interview 
Developed by LastingLearning.com

Online article
Developed by UNL, CoEHS

Steps and activities
Developed by NAGT

Self-regulation cycle
Developed by ID 4 the Web

VIDEOS

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

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

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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