Metacognition and Promoting Autonomous Learning | educationalist04

Learning to learning is an effective definition of metacognition – it is the ‘how’ rather than the ‘what of the learning process. This article by Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien, authors of the Straight A conspiracy (the fetish with educational outcomes rather than processes) delivers an effective primer to metacognition and is funded by the George Lucas Educational Foundation.

Read the article here: Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition | Edutopia
Filed under: Features Tagged: Continuing Professional Development (CPD), education, Edutopia, George Lucas Educational Foundation,…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2oSmeGp

Metacognition and Promoting Autonomous Learning | educationalist04

Learning to learning is an effective definition of metacognition – it is the ‘how’ rather than the ‘what of the learning process. This article by Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien, authors of the Straight A conspiracy (the fetish with educational outcomes rather than processes) delivers an effective primer to metacognition and is funded by the George Lucas Educational Foundation.

Read the article here: Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition | Edutopia

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2pQHlIa

The Looming Crisis in the English Schools System | educationalist04

Classroom (CC BY 2.0) by MIKI Yoshihito. (#mikiyoshihito)

An equitable funding formula is critical to a well performing school system. Without it, money tends to be attracted to the large leafy suburban schools, purely on the basis of their size and their apparently good results (not so good when a value added component is added into the formula). I know from my experience how difficult this can make life and progress in smaller inner city schools with a large churn of students and difficult social settings.

This article is a response to an article on the funding issues written in…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2oHjaMX

The Looming Crisis in the English Schools System | educationalist04

Classroom (CC BY 2.0) by MIKI Yoshihito. (#mikiyoshihito)

An equitable funding formula is critical to a well performing school system. Without it, money tends to be attracted to the large leafy suburban schools, purely on the basis of their size and their apparently good results (not so good when a value added component is added into the formula). I know from my experience how difficult this can make life and progress in smaller inner city schools with a large churn of students and difficult social settings.

This article is a response to an article on the funding issues written in…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2oFgilt

Skills for Employment in the 21st Century… | educationalist04

 

Although I don’t take the utilitarian approach that schools are simply there to equip students for a life of work, there is some merit in looking at the demands of the modern workplace and auditing how the learning offered in schools matches up to the specification.

Certainly if your curriculum offer and range of learning experiences does not work towards the requirements of the modern workplace, you are clearly not best equipping your students for the excitement and challenges of life beyond school.

Read this skill set as a basis for a review of the experience of your teachers and…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2oxhGEY

Skills for Employment in the 21st Century… | educationalist04

 

Although I don’t take the utilitarian approach that schools are simply there to equip students for a life of work, there is some merit in looking at the demands of the modern workplace and auditing how the learning offered in schools matches up to the specification.

Certainly if your curriculum offer and range of learning experiences does not work towards the requirements of the modern workplace, you are clearly not best equipping your students for the excitement and challenges of life beyond school.

Read this skill set as a basis for a review of the experience of your teachers and…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2pAvCNO

The Problem in Learning is You… | educationalist04

I once worked with a Head of Mathematics who frequently stormed into the staff room declaring his students to be thick. I remember one occasion when he said that he had explained a concept three times to them and they still didn’t get it! I thought of him when I saw this image.

The same teacher used to describe himself to parents as a Mathematician.  He wasn’t a mathematician any more than I was a historian. Had he been a mathematician he would have been researching in a university. He wasn’t, he was teaching in a rural school. He was “a teacher of mathematics” and like all teachers, his…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2oupg5e