Teaching for Metacognition

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Thinking about Thinking, in the classroom context

About. The resource comprises one 3 page DfES document (drawn from a larger document - see related resources). It first describes some metacognitive strategies, then gives an example scenario to explore, and finally gives a suggested planning activity for teachers to use.

Pedagogical content. This resource describes some strategies to engage metacognitive reasoning(ta) - thinking about thinking, for example, asking pupils to think about their own learning techniques. It includes activities to assist teachers in planning(ta) for their own teaching. (edit)

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Title Teaching for Metacognition
Topic CPD
Teaching approach
Learning Objectives

By the end of the document you should have some ideas about metacognition, and how it might relate to your teaching and be used to enhance it.

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