Think Pack - Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities

Developing and Embedding Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities


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Evidence suggests that metacognitive techniques can improve educational outcomes and help pupils perform better in the classroom. As part of learnable intelligence, metacognition is important to many aspects of education, including:

  • pedagogy that elicits metacognitive responses from pupils;
  • teaching pupils to use self-monitoring strategies to help them learn to self-regulate for better learning;
  • the potential to contribute to aspects of formative assessment; and
  • helping pupils self-assess their own responses.