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Thinking about thinking

Thinking about one’s thinking, learning, reasoning, problem solving

Our ability to know what we know and what we don’t know

Metacognition is essential for effective learning in complex situations. It is a higher level thinking strategy to teach comprehension

We can teach children to think about their thinking in ways that help them understand what they know and what they don’t know and what they’d like to learn, and to help them reflect on their learning and to evaluate their work against a continuum that they’re on. All of those kinds of thinking actually make the learning process more powerful.” 
Linda Darling-Hammond


Do you encourage students to reflect on their own learning? 

What mechanisms lead to deeper reflections?

What are the advantages of encouraging reflection?

 Is there a way to assess a reflection?