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Language and thinking are intertwined, so a vocabulary of thinking is essential. Discussion gives pupils opportunities to demonstrate higher order thinking skills and the capacity to defend or argue in favour of particular viewpoints. Stage managing a discussion is often more difficult than it appears – this unit gives some valuable tips.
aims and outcomes
- Understand the importance of a thinking or metacognitive vocabulary.
- Develop metacognitive practice by planning and 'stage managing' a metacognitive discussion.
Unit 4: Beyond planning and refining
Step 1: Developing a vocabulary of thinking
Step 2: Going further with metacognition
Step 3: Stage managing a discussion – 1
Step 4: Stage managing a discussion – 2
End of Unit 4 quiz