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, blogger and PhD candidate living and working in Australia. Everything that I write reflects my own personal opinion and does not necessarily represent the views of my employer or any other organisation.
I have written two books:
I have written for The Australian about inquiry learning (paywalled):
This is my take on the “Gonski 2.0” review of Australian education for Quillette:
Here is a piece I wrote for The Age, a Melbourne newspaper:
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