Teaching students to take charge of their learning using Metacognition - one of the most powerful thinking tools

Presented by: Sally Learey

Event Information: 6 PD Hours 

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Research demonstrates that explicit instruction in Meta-Cognition — the ability to monitor our own thinking and learning—can lead to learning success across subjects and grade levels from primary school through college (Baker, 2013; Dunlosky & Metcalfe, 2009; Hattie, 2009; Wang, Haertel, & Walberg, 1993).

When we teach students to “drive their own brain” through Meta- cognition, we provide a concrete way to guide them to think about how they can best learn. This workshop explores the tools and techniques involved in teaching students to take charge of their learning using the process of Meta- cognition.

Core topics:

  • What is Meta-Cognition?

  • How does Meta-Cognition support learning?

  • The ‘how’ and ‘why’ of teaching students about neuroplasticity of the brain.

  • Powerful Meta-Cognitive strategies to teach your students.

  • How to explicitly teach Meta-Cognitive strategies.

  • How to coach students to use Meta-Cognitive strategies in their learning.

  • Fundamental Meta-Cognitive questions that students can ask to guide their learning.

Event Details:


Tuesday 19th March, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Venue to be advised

Target Audience: Primary and Secondary Teachers and Teacher Aides Year 4 - Year 12.

  $279.00 + GST

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About the Presenter

Sally Learey is a renowned keynote speaker, author and coach/mentor and experienced teacher. As well as teaching she holds qualifications in training, positive psychology, coaching and counselling. Sally has worked in both training and primary and secondary teaching sectors, across a variety of educational settings. Sally is also an author of 7 books ranging from childrens’ books to her latest title “Overcoming Problems: Effective Steps & Strategies to Create Your Blockbuster Life.”

She is passionate about supporting the wellbeing of teachers and leaders in education as well as growing their hearts and minds so they can educate and lead with excellence. Sally empowers individuals to become dynamic problem solvers and effective workplace communicators through strategic implementation of tools and techniques. 



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