Session 209

Title: The power of teaching students how to think

Presenter: Kristen Murray – School Services, Ultimo

Type: Showcase

Duration: 60 mins

Overview: Metacognition and self-regulation are highlighted in the Evidence for Learning toolkit as having the greatest impact on ‘additional months’ progress you can expect students to make’. So we will examine the research and evidence for teaching students how to think. We will look at metacognitive strategies that enable students to think deeply and examine and ways to create a culture of thinking and develop students with a lifelong love of learning. In this very practical workshop participants will engage with thinking routines that lift engagement, differentiate and develop higher order thinking skills. These routines enable students to understand their own thinking and use different thinking for different problems and situations as their thinking becomes visible to themselves, one another and the teacher.

Target Audience: K – 12 Teachers & Executive

Requirements: Nil