The Becoming an Independent Learner tool is an insightful self-assessment audit that helps students gauge their progression towards independent learning. Covering three core areas – Metacognition, Strategy Planning and Problem-Solving, and Reflection and Self-Regulation – the tool guides students through stages of awareness, understanding, application, evaluation, and fluency of various thinking actions and strategies. It aids students in recognising the importance of strategy selection, breaking down complex tasks, reflection, and self-improvement.
This tool encourages students to take strategic decisions in their learning, fostering a mindset of autonomy, resilience, and lifelong learning. It's an effective means for promoting self-regulated learning and metacognitive awareness.