Student or Learner
What the underlined "its" represents?
We should highlight two questions that have been systematically posed to the learners during the classroom visits at the learning environments observed: “What are you doing?” and “Why are you doing it?” This strategy has been adopted in order to gauge the degree of knowledge and awareness of the meaning and objectives of the activity taking place. The study group considered that if the emphasis was on learning (MacBeath, 2012; Salavert, 2012), it would be necessary to ask the pupils in a direct and simple manner about their degree of awareness and knowledge of their own learning. This should extend to the strategies used and even meta-cognition, as well as its meaning, utility and ultimate aim, the reasons for that activity and its connection with the subject, the course, the development process itself and the context. That is why these two questions were posed by each pair from the team in all the classes visited.
(See Chapter 6 "Promoting learning leadership in Catalonia and beyond" of a report titled "Leadership for 21st century learning" published by OECD in 2013. )
(The third paragraph of p.197. Here is the link: http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset...406-en#page199)
'Its' refers to 'meta-cognition'.
I am not a teacher.