Rediscover Learning to Learn

A new approach to Learning to Learn has resulted in significant academic gains, especially among young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. James Mannion explains how.
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Learning to Learn (L2L) is a branch of educational theory and practice concerned with helping people become more effective learners. As can be seen in Figure 1, the amount of literature published on L2L has expanded significantly throughout the last 40 years. This literature centres around the concept of metacognition – often taken to mean ‘thinking about thinking’ – following the introduction of the term by John Flavell in his 1976 paper Metacognitive aspects of problem-solving. 

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