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

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

March 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 David Perkins from their paper, 'The language of thinking,' that was published in Phi Delta Kappan in 1997. (It's one of my favourite papers.)

A transcript of this episode that includes a reference list for the articles I cite and refer to in the podcast is available 'open access' under the title 'The Language of thinking: Reflecting on Tishman and Perkins' at https://era.library.ualberta.ca/items/a80dd2e8-5a34-4d2f-b871-a3cb79e6890b and the DOI for the document is https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-gyf9-6v95

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Greg

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

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

January 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 construct of metacognition in everyday educational settings to improve teaching and learning.

A transcript of this episode is available 'open access' under the title 'A perspective on ‘thinking’ (and why it is important for metacognition)' at https://era.library.ualberta.ca/items/01801c2a-788b-4eb9-87af-469f0ded6710 and the DOI for the document is https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-5caw-bb65 .

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Sincerely,

Greg

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

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

October 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 able to re-publish this episode on 'The Metacognition Channel.'

In the ~24 minute episode I go over a number of ideas that are important to me regarding metacognition and teaching and learning, albeit quite quickly. In future podcasts I will be 'drilling in' on some of the ideas in this episode and exploring them in more depth. However, this episode is an excellent introduction to my views on a number of what I think are very important issues.

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Sincerely,

Greg

Episode 1: Welcome to the Metacognition Channel

Episode 1: Welcome to the Metacognition Channel

October 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

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