#UKEdChat Session 376 – Thursday 19th October 2017
Developing metacognition in schools is seen as a crucial learning opportunity for pupils, in helping them expand their thinking to a higher-order involving active control over the cognitive processes engaged in the completion of a task. Metacognition is not the end in itself, but a bridge to a higher domain of knowledge and understanding and with self-regulation pupils can focus on the subject matter when learning to gain deeper comprehension.
Following a closely fought UKEdChat online poll, this session explored strategies, theories, resources and ideas to support schools to develop metacognition skills within the community, to empower students to become self-regulated in their learning, helping them engage at a deeper level.
The questions explored are below, along with the archive.
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1) Isn’t thinking about thinking something just for academics?
2) What training have you had, or would like to have on metacognition?
3) What practical role can metacognition play in the classroom? Share your own experiences.
4) How does being self-aware about one’s thinking aid pupils’ independence?
5) How can metacognition impact on the lesson reflection and planning for teachers?
6) With a busy timetable, how can we find time for teachers/pupils to develop metacognition?
7) What resources would you recommend for teachers just starting the metacognition journey?
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