We are delighted to be hosting our exclusive online course introducing the ‘Metacognition Teaching Strategy’ – Four steps to help schools, teachers and pupils develop their metacognitive skills to support the teaching and learning process.
The Metacognition Teaching Strategy (MTS) has been developed by teachers and educators after years of research, classroom practice and resource development. The MTS programme helps educators and teachers globally explore the ‘how’ of metacognition, as well as understanding the why’s and what’s. Relevant to all phases of education (from the early years through to higher education) and relevant to all subject fields, supporting students to become emotionally intelligent when making decisions, confident and independent learners.
It is becoming more widely accepted that Metacognitive skills are an important element for teaching and learning. Developing metacognition within staff and pupils does not necessarily emerge organically through normal educational practices – it needs to be explicitly taught. Early intervention, guidance and support is critical, before pupil form ineffective habits and beliefs about themselves as learners.
This course has been designed for teachers and school-leaders who want to implement metacognitive strategies as a major long-term process to improve teaching and learning in any educational setting. Metacognition is not a ‘quick win’, but needs to be developed among staff and pupils within the community over a longer-term period.
Therefore, this course will demand quite an investment in time from you, the learner. The programme will provide a mix of videos, reading, forum tasks and assessments to help check on your understanding and progress. The idea is that you take your learning into your local setting and share and develop metacognitive ideas with your colleagues. In fact, you may already be using some strategies within your practice – and that is great – but this course will help you realise and identify metacognitive strategies and how they can be further used and developed to support learning.
How is the course structured?
Upon the completion of the brief introduction lesson, the course introduces the four main steps of the Metacognition Teaching Strategy (MTS), these include the following steps:
- Understanding metacognition, cognition and automated responses.
- Understanding metacognitive teaching.
- Encouraging metacognitive learning processes.
- Providing students with metacognitive strategies that can help them become independent learners.
Additionally, you will be invited to reflect upon your own practice – or the practices within your department or school – to explore the strategies you already use and what metacognitive strategies you could use to help develop teaching and learning.
Who is this course for?
This course has primarily been developed for people working in the education sector. For teachers, school-leaders and other educators working with students (students aged from 3, through to university aged adult-learners). The course will examine the pedagogy and provide resources that can be used with students in any classroom globally. The course should also help develop critical thinking skills, routes to help problem-solving, and dealing with examination situations.
What is included in this course?
This course offers a mix of video, audio and text learning, including downloadable resources, links and references to resources that can help teachers, school leaders and educators develop metacognition in their classroom, department or school. Alongside the resources, participants will have access to an exclusive library of (at least) 69 classroom activities that can be used to help metacognition in the classroom, drawn from the innovative metacognition periodic table, ensuring that relevant strategies are used. Once successfully completed, participants will be able to receive a Certificate of Completion, as a means of evidence for Continuous Professional Development discussions.
How long does it take to complete the course?
The course has been designed so you can dip in and out when it’s most convenient for you. In total, there are at least 20 hours of learning within this programme, although not all elements are compulsory.
The fully inclusive cost is GBP£35. Discounts are available for bulk purchases from schools or other educational establishments. Please click here to contact us requesting more information.
How long have I got to complete the course?
Please note that you have access to the course and online resources for 3 months after you have signed up.
Great. How do I begin?
First, please log-in or create a new account, noting that your details will be added to your certificate once you have completed the course…
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- Access to research documents throughout the course.
- Access to a community of like-minded teachers interested in developing metacognition in their school, department and classroom.
- A large selection of metacognition activities that can be used in any classroom, supporting all subjects, and students of all ages.