Rocket Science or Basic Life Skills? – Developing Metacognition and Critical Analysis Skills for HE Students with SpLDs

To provide educators working in HE with a broad range of structured activities and strategies they can use to help students develop metacognition and critical analysis skills for use in lectures, reading, and writing.

Introduction

Metacognition and critical thinking are life skills which make studying more efficient, enhance learning and improve daily life. The course offers HE tutors a structured approach to developing students’ appreciation of the value of metacognition and critical thinking, and building these skills on a “little and often” basis into all aspects of their studies. 

Course Description

The course will examine the way in which metacognition and critical thinking are used on an everyday basis to help us learn from experience and make decisions, with a view to improving our students’ appreciation of the value of these skills.  It will then explore how those daily skills can be adapted and extended in a structured and meaningful way to make studying more efficient and effective. Particular areas of focus will be how metacognition and critical thinking can help with reading, listening and developing/presenting persuasive arguments. Throughout the day discussion will be based on relevant academic literature and practical, structured resources and case studies. Participants will have the opportunity to share experience from their own practice and to discuss issues such as the dividing line between teaching study skills and content.

The day will cover:

  • Ways in which metacognition and critical thinking can be demystified using activities which draw attention to the fact that they are general skills used on a daily basis in everyday life. 
  • Ways in which metacognition and critical thinking can improve efficiency and enhance learning.
  • A structured 6- step approach which takes the student from recognition of metacognition and critical thinking skills used in daily life, to the application of such skills to every aspect of their studies.
  • A review of available resources
  • Sharing of strategies and resources used by the delegates in their own practice.

Course Outcome

  • Participants will have a range of resources and strategies that they can dip into as and when needed, but which fit into a structured, developmental approach to teaching the value of metacognition and critical thinking skills and building their students’ skills in these areas.
  • Participants will have had the opportunity to explore areas of concern (such as the dividing line between study skills and content) and share their own practice relating to metacognition and critical thinkingProgramme

This training course is delivered as a full-day session beginning with coffee, and registration from 9.00am. The presentation starts at 10.00am prompt and closes at 4:15pm. Please note that lunch is provided on all full-day training courses.

Eligibility

Delegates should be educators working in Higher Education Supporting Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties

Pre-Requisites

Delegates need to be providing support for students in Higher Education with a Specific Learning Difference

Timings

This training course is delivered as a full-day session beginning with coffee, and registration from 9.00am. The presentation starts at 10.00am prompt and closes at 4:15pm. Please note that lunch is provided on all full-day training courses.

Joining Instructions

Joining instructions will be sent by email one week before the event to the email address given by the course booker. However, all the information you need for the day is within this page.

Terms & Conditions

By submitting a booking you are agreeing to pay Patoss Ltd within 30 days, and to accept our Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policy, which are shown in our Terms & Conditions section at the bottom of the website page

Contact

Sheila Rostill, Conference Administrator

E: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org

T:   01386 712643

When & Where

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This course is worth 5 hours CPD

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