Meta-cognition loosely means thinking about thinking. It is often a goal that teachers pursue. In order to become more independent, students should learn to monitor and reflect upon their own learning.

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What do learning styles theories have to offer?

A number of educationalists have suggested that students learn in different ways and that, as teachers, we have a responsibility to establish what these different learning styles are and vary our teaching to accommodate them. Various models have been put forward and a common approach is to classify learners according to their varying degrees of preference for visual, aural, reading and writing or kinaesthetic forms of learning (Hawk & Shah, 2007).

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