Meta-cognition loosely means thinking about thinking. It is often a goal that teachers pursue. In order to become more independent, students should learn to monitor and reflect upon their own learning.
A number of educationalists have suggested that students learn in different ways and that, as teachers, we have a responsibility to establish what these different learning styles are and vary our teaching to accommodate them. Various models have been put forward and a common approach is to classify learners according to their varying degrees of preference for visual, aural, reading and writing or kinaesthetic forms of learning (Hawk & Shah, 2007).
This is the homepage of Greg Ashman, a teacher living and working in Australia. Nothing that I write or that I link to necessarily reflects the view of my school.
I have written for Spiked magazine
I have written for The Conversation:
Some of my writing is also on the researchED website workingoutwhatworks.com
I used to write articles for the the TES. These now appear to have been paywalled. I will probably make them available on my blog at some point. If you have access then you can find them here:
Create waves of learning, Master the mysterious art of explanation, Taking a critical look at praise, Behaviour, Great Scott! Let’s push the brain to its limits, The science fiction that doing is best, Make them sit up and take notice, For great rewards, sweat the small stuff, Where the grass is browner, Stand-out teaching – minus differentiation