Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (MELT) guide the development of student sophisticated thinking and rely on educator professional judgement and adaptation.

  • Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching all focus on students' thinking skills.
  • MELT are best used to scaffold thinking skill development in repeated use so that MELT become thinking routines for students.
  • Engaged teachers are vital for this process, for MELT provides broad guidelines, but educators typically change the terminology to make MELT fluid and learning active.

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Are your students Metacognitively ALERT?

A team of six Masters students completing a major project and myself just published an article called: Metacognitively ALERT in science. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03057267.2023.2207147 It comprises two parts, a literature synthesis of a hierarchical framework, AMERT, for understanding metacognition, and preliminary evidence of its viability. AMERT stands for: self-Aware of cognition self-Monitor cognition self-Evaluate cognition self-Regulate cognition … Continue reading "Are your students Metacognitively ALERT?"



4th International Conference on Innovation in Education

Hosted by the Universitas Negeri Padang Theme: Digital Era Education after the Pandemic Please find here the PDF of my keynote address: Connecting thinking skills across students’ digital and non-digital experiences Feel free to post a comment or question John



4th Green Development International Conference, Jambi University

Theme: Higher Education Institution Roles on Sustainable Development Goals 1-2 October 2022 Thanks for attending my presentation, titled: Research skill development in all courses: Towards Innovative and Environmentally-Aware Graduates (II) Please find here a PDF of the presentation Feel free to ask a question or make a comment. I’ll have a look at these and … Continue reading "4th Green Development International Conference, Jambi University"