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Using Metacognition to Motivate and Develop Student Independence in Secondary Schools

Course overview


This course will examine how secondary teachers can use metacognitive strategies to help motivate pupils.  Through examining motivational factors, why some students work harder than others and strategies for developing student independence, this course will allow attendees to reflect on their existing practice and take away some practical activities and strategies they can use in their schools and classrooms. Delegates will have the opportunity to share good practice as well as being given a list of resources for further interest.


By the end of the training delegates will have:

  • An overview of the main principles of metacognition;
  • Explored a range of factors that motivate pupils;
  • Developed knowledge of ways to foster student independence;
  • Examined how metacognitive strategies can be used to help disadvantaged learners;
  • Reflected on own practice and planned new activities to try at school.


Course format

This training can be delivered in-school as part of a training day or as an after-school 2-hour twilight session. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


What participants have said

"Enjoyable, clear and engaging. Thanks - it was great to see staff focussed, engaged and interacting."