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Adaptive Learning

Affordance 6: Collaborative Intelligence

Elevating Understanding Through Self-Reflection

Metacognition stands at the heart of adaptive learning, guiding students to not just learn, but to think about their learning process. This critical self-reflection shapes how students engage with concepts, apply knowledge, and align their work with intended outcomes and personal goals.

Core Aspects of Metacognition:

  1. Cognition and Reflection - Emphasizing the importance of students reflecting on their learning processes, the concepts they develop, and how they apply knowledge.

  2. Self-Assessment - Encouraging students to evaluate their work, outcomes, and the alignment of these with their performance goals and learning objectives.

  3. Purposeful Artifact Creation - Guiding students to reflect on the artifacts they produce, assessing if these meet their intended purpose and learning goals.

  4. The Value of Knowledge - Fostering environments that encourage students to contemplate the value and purpose of the knowledge they are acquiring.


Metacognition is more than just thinking about thinking. It's about understanding the 'why' and 'how' of learning, fostering a deeper, more meaningful educational experience.

For further insights and resources, watch the videos below or visit

Why Metacognition Matters

Metacognition in e-Learning Ecologies

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