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1 Being a teacher: creating an identity (Graham, A., & Phelps, R. (2003) Nic Dunham

2 Metacognition “Metacognition refers to knowledge concerning one's own cognitive processes, and the active monitoring and consequent regulation of these processes in the pursuit of goals or objectives (Flavell, 1976; Flavell, Miller & Miller, 1993).” p. 5 How important is this to the process of teaching ? What relationship does this have to reflection?

3 Metalearning “…Biggs (1985) who adopts the term ‘metalearning’ to refer to students’ awareness of their learning and control over their strategy selection and Biggs (1988) notion that students need to be aware of their motives, task demands and their own cognitive resources to exert control over learning (and teaching) strategies used.” p. 5

4 Self regulation “Self regulation is the process whereby ‘students activate and sustain cognitions, behaviours and affects, which are systematically oriented toward attainment of their goals’ (Schunk & Zimmerman, 1994, p.309)” p.6 Deconstruct this quote: What does it mean?

5 Model of self-regulated learning Zimmerman (1994) proposes a model of self-regulated learning involving three interrelated components: metacognition, motivation and behaviour. Metacognitively, self-regulated learners are people who plan, organise, self-instruct, self monitor and self-evaluate at various stages of the learning process Motivationally, self-regulated learners perceive themselves as competent, self efficacious and autonomous Behaviourally, self-regulated learners select structure and create environments that optimise learning.

6 What is your metacognition? How aware are you of your own learning process? How able are you to reflect on your own learning & identify ways of developing further? How well do you prepare yourself for learning? What impact might all this have on your role as a teacher?

7 References Graham, A., & Phelps, R. (2003). ‘Being a teacher’: developing teacher identity and enhancing practice through metacognitive and reflective learning processes. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 27(2), 1-14.

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