"The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering."
"Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking. More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner.
Metacognitive practices increase students’ abilities to transfer or adapt their learning to new contexts and tasks."
Image Source: http://cdn.newsday.com/In a speech given to the Council on Foreign Relations, Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education said, “In the 21st century, a quality education system is the centerpiece of a country’s economic development and it can be the one thing that unites the world. In this global economy, the line between domestic and interna...
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Great areas to reflect upon and inform classroom practice
The first phase of a four-year study found that English-learners in Project GLAD classrooms performed better on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and some writing tasks than their peers whose teachers did not use the instructional approach.