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Teaching Metacognition (Strategies Based Instruction)

 
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andrewgessman



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:18 am    Post subject: Teaching Metacognition (Strategies Based Instruction) Reply with quote

Every teacher should strive for the same goal: teaching metacognition (awareness of one's thought processes) in order to turn students into self-sufficient learners. In order to bring this lofty goal down to earth, I'm reading about "Strategies-Based Instruction" that emphasizes making students aware of learning processes, how to self-regulate learning, and be aware of how, as a learner, knowledge and information is manipulated. I'm reading about ways to encourage learners to recognize how they go about incorporating new material into a pre-existing knowledge structure. My grasp of this is somewhat intuitive, and this whole topic is all about making learning itself more intuitive. To what extent, though, is it feasible or appropriate to talk about high-level thinking processes (or what's going on "behind the curtain) openly with students? These things are difficult to communicate.
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