In my exploration of the website Learning about Learning, mentioned in my previous post, I came across this video clip (just one of many worthwhile clips!) on meta-cognition by Dylan Williams. He says “most teachers try to cause learning without the students’ help‘”whereas ” the most successful teachers are those who have found ways of harnessing students’ own insights into their own learning… students as young as 5-6 years old have trememdous insights into their own learning processes”.Vodpod videos no longer available.
Here are a few of them…
- What is the most important thing you do to grow yourself as a learner?
- What do successful learners do that make them successful?
- What hinders your success as a learner?
- What do you do to get over that obstacle?
- What do successful learners do when they do not know the subject well?
- How does your attitude affect you as a learner?
Would you ask your students to consider these?
Take a few minutes to think… How would you respond to them, as a learner yourself?