Learning how to understand, adapt and flourish in the 21st century is a critical competence for all people.

As scientific knowledge increases with often overwhelming complexity, development of life-long learning skills is an imperative for our students to excel in a global society. A key element is for students to develop meta-learning capacities and skills, whereby students are ‘aware of and take control of their own learning’.

Our aim is to foster students to develop as more strategic, self-regulated and reflective learners. We are currently developing, implementing and evaluating meta-learning activities within biomedical science courses to direct such student learning.


Louise Ainscough, Kay Colthorpe, Kirsten Zimbardi, Stephen Anderson

Current projects

Development and evaluation of meta-learning assessment tasks for Pharmacy students.