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Lowther Hall Nora Collisson Centre (Library): A FACT: Step 5: Think Again

Think Again

THINK AGAIN

What have I learnt from the research process?

You should also reflect on your progress at every stage of the research process so that adjustments can be made when required. Remember, you can return to each of the earlier stages in the research process at any time. 

Throughout the research process, you will utilise Metacognitive Skills and reflection skills. This requires you to think about how you think and learn, monitor your progress and identify ways of improving your learning.

This stage is a chance for you to THINK AGAIN about what you are producing before submission. Have you answered the research question? Can you go deeper? Should yo include or delete or reorganise information? Is your work communicated effectively? 

This stage is a chance for you to THINK AGAIN and reflect on what you learnt about the research process after submission, so you 'feed it forward' for the next time! When you do this you will be doing a Critical Reflection.

Thinking during the research process

K - What do I already know?

W - What do I want to know?

L - Can I go deeper?

Thinking after the research process

What did I learn?

What went well?

What didn't go well?

What else? Could I have gone deeper?

Thinking about the research process

What did I learn?

What went well?

What didn't go well?

What else? 

Critical Reflection

Critical Reflection is more than just looking back and saying you did something well or poorly; it is a more formal process.

You must make a connection between the following 

 

Watch the following video to see the process and learn more

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Metacognitive Skills

Thinking About Thinking is what metacognition is. To become an independent  and expert learner, you need to develop your Metacognitive Skills. 

 

This is a quick introduction to metacognition, plus seven questions to help you become more independent learners.

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You develop Cognitive Skills throughout your life, but strategically improving them can help you better use these abilities.