Teaching for metacognitive development

Today’s TeachMeet brings a discussion on the principles behind metacognition, its role within the learning process and how we might go about developing it through our teaching. Julie and I will present some ideas, examples and classroom strategies. These are set out in the attached PowerPoint – which also contains some recommended reading at the end. The EEF guidance document has an extensive bibliography if you wish to access the edu-research from which the recommendations come.

1.30pm in the Library Meetings Room.

Teaching metacognition – example

Teaching metacognition – presentation

In addition to the above resources, Chris Foster has provided these two examples of learning tasks that aim to build metacognitive understanding in Chemistry students:

Chemistry example 1

Chemistry example 2

Phillipa Sykes has offered this link to a language teaching blog which discusses a number of possible metacognitive strategies for the MFL classroom: https://gianfrancoconti.wordpress.com/category/metacognition/

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