Being a successful teacher means constantly examining your own development to identify blind spots and ensure you engage on a meaningful level with teaching and learning. This book discusses theoretical and conceptual ideas, linked to direct strategies for the classroom, that guide students towards becoming proactive and effective learners, giving them the confidence to take charge of their professional future in teaching. Built around a series of ‘contributing ideas’, this book includes a conceptual framework for critically analysing and thinking about the teaching and learning environment. Examples throughout explore how to make the most of professional learning opportunities so students can take personal control of their learning, through self-regulation and self-monitoring. Strategies for making practical use of these ideas for classroom planning and preparation for learning are also included.

Self-Monitoring Teaching and Learning

Self-Monitoring Teaching and Learning

Having read this chapter, you should:

  • have a detailed understanding of the five phases of the self-monitoring strategy, its purpose and potential application in defining your professional learning outcomes
  • be increasingly aware of the knowledge and skill domains that provide an interpretative framework for your observation and analyses, and subsequent professional learning initiatives
  • develop the intellectual ability to visualize and make images of your curriculum content knowledge and the associated pedagogical skills in rehearsing before teaching
  • be able to critically analyse and interpret the theoretical and practical implications of your observations
  • be able to identify professional learning initiatives that can be introduced into your professional learning agenda (PLA) strategy, for continuing review and implementation in subsequent lessons
  • be able to create relevant, differentiated ...
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