Host Linda Darling-Hammond describes metacognition. Lee S. Shulman explains why this is an important step in learning.
Take a look inside Kendra Hearn's classroom as she teaches her students to understand their own thoughts. She describes her basic approach and how she became interested in metacognition.
Lee S. Shulman explains the importance of teacher assistance in helping a student reflect on learning. Hearn describes the use of rubrics in her classroom. Take a look at student involved in peer assessment.
Hearn describes growth in her students. Annemarie Palinscar says that it is important to share with students the reason for what they are learning.
Take a look inside Kathleen Hayes-Parvin's classroom. She explains that learning in isolation does not work for reading and writing. Her students describe their experiences.
Hayes-Parvin describes the interaction between her students and University of Michigan students. Watch as Hayes-Parvin's students give presentations. Hammond describes the long-term impact of this style of learning.
Credits: Thinking About Thinking: Metacognition—The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice
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Explore how thinking about thinking helps students better manage their own learning and learn difficult concepts deeply. The program features a senior English teacher and a sixth-grade teacher, with expert commentary from University of Michigan professor Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar and Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Length: 29 minutes
Copyright date: ©2003
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