Metacognitive skills are important organizers of all of the tasks that we perform. They enable planning, setting goals, initiating work, sustaining future-oriented problem solving activities, monitoring and managing progress on tasks to detect and correct errors, and keeping track of the effect of one’s behaviour on others.
Students with metacognitive needs are not effective at planning and overseeing their own work from beginning to end. They might also have difficulty in seeking assistance when they are unable to start or complete their work or meet deadlines.
Students with metacognitive needs may:
Instructional strategies provide a structure and monitoring of the student’s performance. This focuses on:
Planning and setting goals:
Initiating or getting to work, and following through to completion:
Evaluate work, monitoring for errors, and make corrections: