Tag: Metacognition

A new generation of researchers

28 September 2018

It’s not often that I envy our sixth form students. Decisions about the future; teenage angst; expected to be simultaneously child and adult; the thought of leaving home and friends to begin the unknown at university and the all-consuming A Level examinations are, thankfully, in my past. EPQ however is an opportunity for our students […]

Posted on: 28 September 2018
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Some Summer Reads . . . . My Top Ten Educational Books

29 June 2018

Looking for some inspiration for summer reading? Here, Louise Wareing (research lead) presents her top recommendations. […]

Author: Louise Wareing
Posted on: 29 June 2018
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Training courses for 2018-19 at Blackpool Research School

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Our training courses for next year are based around common themes that have come up through our discussions with teachers and leaders from across our local area. We have held our prices for 2018-19 at £295 for 3-day courses, and £345 for 4-day courses, which represents excellent value for money when compared with other providers. […]

Posted on: 28 June 2018
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Developing Metacognition and Memory

17 January 2019–24 May 2019

A three-day programme aimed at leaders with responsibility for Teaching & Learning, middle leaders, and teachers at all phases. […]

Posted on: 28 June 2018
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What’s happening this half term at Blackpool Research School?

5 June 2018

The final weeks of our first academic year as a Research School are now upon us. It’s been a very busy one and we would like to say a big thank you to anyone who has supported our work – we look forward to continuing to work with you, and on welcoming even more people […]

Posted on: 5 June 2018
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Physics exam on Wednesday? We’ll be ok, we’re self-regulating Sir!

22 May 2018

A rather misleading title for this blog but with the recent publication of EEF guidance on ‘Metacognition and Self-Regulated learning’ (for the purposes of this blog I will be discussing self-regulated learning and its components of cognition, metacognition and motivation).  I thought I would share my own opinions based on the available research. 1- Students […]

Posted on: 22 May 2018
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We’ve only just begun: an end of term reflection

18 December 2017

As we end our first term as a Research School, it is time to reflect on our successes, the challenges we have faced, the steep learning curve we have climbed, and on our upcoming plans. Our events to date have seen over 250 teachers and leaders come through our doors, with over 100 more due […]

Posted on: 18 December 2017
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Metacognition in Science: Part 3

20 September 2017

As a Scientist I look to quantitative analysis to form conclusions, however in the short amount of time that I have been conducting my own research into Metacognition, I have found this difficult and have looked towards qualitative methods instead. Initially I decided to have both my test and control classes complete an exam paper […]

Author: Lauren Stephenson
Posted on: 20 September 2017
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Metacognition in Science: Part 2

19 September 2017

Following my last post I have been working to embed a variety of metacognitive strategies within lessons. Students quickly became familiar with the ‘Thinking about thinking’ steps and this was regularly used following formative assessments. However following interim assessments it was clear the students needed strategies to support them in analysing an exam question before […]

Author: Lauren Stephenson
Posted on: 19 September 2017
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Metacognition in Science

18 September 2017

As many headlines have highlighted, GCSE’s are getting harder. Expectations have risen, questions delve deeper and new skills need to be gained – no more true than with the new Science GCSE’s. Coursework will soon become a distant memory and new challenges will arise. So far we know that students will be assessed solely through […]

Author: Lauren Stephenson
Posted on: 18 September 2017
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