Tag Archives: Metacognition

What skills are worth teaching?

The argument regarding the relative importance of teaching generic or transferable skills and teaching the inflexible knowledge which underlies more flexible thinking, is one that divides many teachers and, in my opinion, typically generates more heat than light. Part of … Continue reading

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‘Killing’ with kindness and the dangers of differentiation

Towards the end of last year, the newspapers appeared full of negative reports about teachers holding low expectations of students. Students from poorer socioeconomic backgrounds (especially white working class children and black children) are underachieving in schools and one of … Continue reading

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What is ‘metacognition’?

This DEMOS report from 2004 has an interesting review of some of the effectiveness of ‘learning to learn’ programmes within teaching: DEMOS (2004) About learning There’s a nice bit on ‘metacognition’ – a concept that often seems a bit vague … Continue reading

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