Lifelong learners who are bosses of their learning are not afraid to ask questions, to evaluate their learning and to take action in order to achieve their goals. Learning to learn involves a depth of personal learning than skill development alone. Teaching the skill of learning to learn may take time and effort but once people learn this skill, their progress accelerates and they are more successful.
It is possible to support students and children by offering them ways to understand how they learn and to improve their studying methods and learning strategies. But, the real question is whether it can be guaranteed that they will develop as successful learners in life? Whether by choosing the right strategies to study and to learn a topic or a task it can be guaranteed that they will develop the skill of learning to learn?