Increasing Student Learning Using Metacognition

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:


Friday 23rd August, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

 Karstens Conference Centre

123 Queen Street, 

Melbourne, Victoria.

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 education consultant. 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 children’s books to adult non-fiction. She is passionate about supporting the wellbeing of teachers and leaders in education.

Sally empowers teachers to create classrooms and learning environments that are inclusive for all students. As a mother of a son with special needs which includes ASD, she has a wealth of personal and professional expertise in this area.


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