Thinking About Thinking: It's not Just for Philosophers:” Using Metacognitive Journals to Teach and Learn About Constructivism

From Section:
Instruction in Teacher Training
Oct. 20, 2008

Source: Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, Volume 29, Issue 4, October 2008 , pages 326 - 339

This paper describes how Metacognitive Journals were used to teach prospective early childhood educators about constructivism. The authors emphasize the importance of modeling constructivist pedagogy and cultivating students' metacognitive potential. The authors share the effects on their students' learning and on their teaching. They also offer recommendations for teacher educators to incorporate Metacognitive Journals in their practice.

Updated: Jan. 17, 2017
Constructivism (Learning) | Meta-cognition | Metacognitive approach | Teaching and learning | Teaching methods