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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Research Thinking for Responsive Teaching: Open Access Book

How can educators, whether in schools or universities, cope with the accelerating demands of teaching? We address this issue head on in our book, published open access by Springer on 1st Feb, ‘Research Thinking for Responsive Teaching: Research Skill Development with In-service and Preservice Educators’. The book has chapters written by authors from Australia, Canada, … Continue reading "Research Thinking for Responsive Teaching: Open Access Book"



Supporting struggling learners and differentiating instruction

Congratulations! You are nearing the end of your series of workshops on Enhancing Teaching Language Skills and Designing Instructional Materials to Improve Literacy and Numeracy Skills Program. This morning, we will continue the theme, developed on Monday, around differentiated learning and teaching. Specifically, we will focus on Supporting struggling learners. Nevertheless, a lot of differentiation … Continue reading "Supporting struggling learners and differentiating instruction"



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?"