KWL – Know Wonder Learn – Introduction
Why KWL is Effective?
KWL is effective because it requires you to activate prior knowledge to become engaged with the topic. Through using the KWL strategy, you become active as a thinker before they even begin studying.
When you do start to study you will already have specific topics or ideas to look for, which focuses your attention.
You are finally rewarded and motivated by reflecting on what they have learned, which increases the likelihood of you retaining the information.
The process of metacognition (thinking about thinking), results in self awareness and self regulation for you in your learning process.