The Covid-19 pandemic interrupted students’ learning at all educational levels. The distance learning model put more strain on students to take more ownership of their learning, unfortunately most students were not fully equipped with the relevant skills to excel in online learning despite being born in a technologically advanced era. This is partly because some Students were/are not aware of how to look inwardly when tasked to examine how they learn and lack the ability to judge which methods are effective especially when faced with new forms of learning- lack of metacognitive skills.
Metacognitive strategies refer to methods used to help students understand how they learn; in other words, it means processes designed for students to ‘think’ about their ‘thinking’. Teachers who use metacognitive strategies can positively impact students who have learning disabilities by helping them to develop an appropriate plan for learning information which can be memorized and eventually routine. As students become aware of how they learn, they will use these processes to efficiently acquire new information, and consequently become more independent thinkers. Furthermore, Metacognitive practices help students become aware of their strengths and weaknesses as learners.
During this five-week workshop, participants will reflect on how to improve their teaching and their students’ learning while engaging in a variety of activities designed to embed the learning process.
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
- Explicitly teach metacognitive strategies
- Implicitly reinforce the use of metacognitive thinking skills
- Ensure students routinely employ metacognitive strategies, use these skills confidently and flexibly across a range of learning tasks
- Demonstrate understanding strategies to evaluate students’ comprehension of, and use of, metacognitive thinking
All school leaders and educators in Ras Al Khaimah and the United Arab Emirates
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