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This Think Tank looks at metacognition, student beliefs about learning, what a class should be, and how a language should be studied. The Lite video gives a quick overview of metacognition while the Deep video discusses its theoretical underpinnings.
After a short introduction by Curtis Kelly, Julia Daley gives us the basics on metacognition and its use in the classroom. One of the leading voices on metacognition, Paula Kalaja, explains how her research on beginning teachers revealed differences in their thinking. In a similar fashion, veteran contributor Harumi Kimura tells us how her research on her learners revealed both how beliefs can impede learning and a way to counter them. Finally, John Eidswick tells us about how his language learning experiences affected his thinking and, later, his teaching.
In the PLUS section, Stephen M. Ryan passes on his students’ thoughts about being better informed about their brains and their learning.