Category: Metacognition

21. Metacognition: strategies inside and outside of the classroom with Nathan Burns

21. Metacognition: strategies inside and outside of the classroom with Nathan Burns

Nathan Burns

Helen Prince talks to Nathan Burns about his specialist subject, metacognition. Nathan explains the importance of embedding metacognition into day-to-day teaching, why modelling and monitoring are key approaches in the classroom, and the value metacognition plays in all areas of life, from poaching an egg to putting up a tent.

Nathan Burns is a teacher of Mathematics, Assistant KS3 Progress and Achievement Leader and More Able and Talented Co-Coordinator at David Nieper Academy in Alfreton. He is a former Metacognitive Implementation Lead, as well as the founder of metacognition.org.uk, which offers metacognitive resources and CPD. Nathan is passionate about teaching and learning, and has researched, written about and delivered CPD on metacognition for several years. He tweets at @MrMetacognition

Further reading and support:

  • Where does metacognitive modelling fit in the classroom? Read more from Nathan on the Oxford Education Blog.
  • Metacognition is one of the pillars of the Oxford Smart Curriculum. Find out more and read the curriculum direction paper.
17. Metacognition: bridging the gap between research and the classroom with Lauren Stephenson

17. Metacognition: bridging the gap between research and the classroom with Lauren Stephenson

Lauren Stephenson

Helen Prince talks to Lauren Stephenson about metacognition and bridging the gap between research and the classroom. Lauren also talks about her role in the Research Schools Network, how research shows that working on self-regulation and metacognition with your students can add months to their progress, and shares her top recommendations for wider reading.

Lauren Stephenson is a Physics teacher and Assistant Director of Blackpool Research School.

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15. Metacognition with Zoe Enser

15. Metacognition with Zoe Enser

Zoe Enser

Helen Prince and Zoe Enser discuss metacognitive learning and how this can motivate students to feel empowered, helping them to build independence and resilience and become lifelong learners.

Zoe Enser was a teacher of English for over twenty years, a middle and senior leader and is currently working across Kent with the Education People as their English Specialist Adviser and an ELE (Evidence Lead in Education) for the EEF. She is also an author, having co-written Fiorella and Mayer’s Generative Learning in Action and the CPD Curriculum: Creating the Conditions for Growth and is a writer for TES and other educational publications. Zoe tweets at @greeborunner

Further reading and support:
  • Zoe explores metacognition in more detail and how student wellbeing can benefit from embedding these practices on the Oxford Education Blog.
  • Metacognition is one of the pillars of the Oxford Smart Curriculum. Find out more and read the curriculum direction paper.