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Education Podcasts

In these podcasts we explore metacognition. Each podcast attends to specific topics related to metacognition from theoretical and practical perspectives. The aim is to provide listeners, especially teachers and those working in schools and education settings, with ideas for developing and enhancing the metacognition of their students and any others they engage with. (Thanks to Elliot Thomas for permission to use his music for the podcast: http://elliotthomasmusic.com/) (With thanks for Artwork by Sheila Thomas)

In these podcasts we explore metacognition. Each podcast attends to specific topics related to metacognition from theoretical and practical perspectives. The aim is to provide listeners, especially teachers and those working in schools and education settings, with ideas for developing and enhancing the metacognition of their students and any others they engage with. (Thanks to Elliot Thomas for permission to use his music for the podcast: http://elliotthomasmusic.com/) (With thanks for Artwork by Sheila Thomas)

Location:

Canada

Description:

In these podcasts we explore metacognition. Each podcast attends to specific topics related to metacognition from theoretical and practical perspectives. The aim is to provide listeners, especially teachers and those working in schools and education settings, with ideas for developing and enhancing the metacognition of their students and any others they engage with. (Thanks to Elliot Thomas for permission to use his music for the podcast: http://elliotthomasmusic.com/) (With thanks for Artwork by Sheila Thomas)

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 4: The Language of thinking - Reflecting on Tishman and Perkins

3/4/2021
In this episode, I seek to explain, albeit briefly in around 30 minutes, what I mean by the 'language of thinking,' and the implications of knowing about and using the language of thinking for our understanding of metacognition, and for considering what could and should happen in educational settings like schools and classrooms within them if they were to become learning environments that were more metacognitively oriented. I make reference to some of the important ideas of Shari Tishman and...

Duration:00:32:28

Episode 3: A perspective on ‘thinking’ (and why it is important for metacognition)

1/8/2021
In this episode I seek to explain why we need to have a shared perspective regarding what we mean generally by 'thinking.' I propose that we need a shared perspective because, ultimately, metacognition (in practice) needs to be related to identifiable cognitive processes, i.e. thinking processes and strategies that we use in educational settings and everyday. Also, we need such a shared, functional perspective of 'thinking' before we can think about how to engage, pedagogically, the...

Duration:00:27:14

Episode 2: An Overview of Important Ideas about Metacognition from a University of Alberta Podcast

10/27/2020
In late 2019 I was interviewed by Professor Neil Haave at the University of Alberta's 'Centre for Teaching and Learning' (CTL). The CTL has an excellent series of podcast episodes, accessible to the public, and addressing a wide range of topics regarding teaching and learning, at https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/teachingplus The interview was edited down to this presentation which is Episode 13 'Metacognition in the Classroom' on that site. With the kind permission of the university I am...

Duration:00:24:16

Episode 1: Welcome to the Metacognition Channel

10/8/2020
In this first episode I give an introduction to listeners regarding, (a) some information about me, (b) my reasons for setting up this channel, and (c) the type of content I will provide and the audiences it is intended for. Many thanks for your support, and for sharing this podcast with others who might be interested. Sincerely, Greg

Duration:00:08:02