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Tag Archives: Metacognition
What skills are worth teaching?
Posted on 09/06/2014 by evidenceintopractice
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 →
Posted in Psychology for teachers | Tagged Creativity, Evidence, Geary, Meta-analysis, Metacognition, Petty | 5 Comments
‘Killing’ with kindness and the dangers of differentiation
Posted on 28/03/2014 by evidenceintopractice
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 →
Posted in General teaching | Tagged Differentiation and challenge, Engagement and motivation, Evidence, Growth mindset, Metacognition, Praise | 9 Comments
What is ‘metacognition’?
Posted on 10/07/2013 by evidenceintopractice
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 →
Posted in General teaching | Tagged Ideas, Learning, Metacognition | Leave a comment