Unwrapping the Mystery of Metacognition

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Today the Education Endowment Foundation has released their latest guidance report on ‘Metacognition and Self-regulation‘. I have been delighted to be one of the co-writers of this exciting report, alongside Eleanor Stringer and Professor Daniel Muijs:


I have also written a blog for the EEF on ‘Making Sense of Metacognition’ in which I explore the relevance of the report findings in relation to upcoming examinations, but so much more. In being tasked with helping write the report, I had the pleasure and challenge of engaging with the wealth of research evidence on the topic of ‘metacognition and self-regulation’. This literature review will be available soon.

You can find lots of extra reading on metacognition at our Huntington Research School website and my own website HERE.

Do take a look at our ‘Metacognition and Self-regulation’ three-day training programme beginning on the 12th of June, led by Julie Watson and myself, if you are interested with going further with the guidance.

Happy reading!




  1. I have been reading Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning from Education Endowment Foundation, and hope you might find my book Inside Teaching: How to Make a Difference for Every Learner and Teacher(Routledge, 2017) supports the principles you espouse practices you promote. My chapters 2, 6, 8 and 9 specifically deal with metacognition, participation and autonomy, where you and I have chosen to camp. I would welcome any response you might have.
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