Monday, July 31, 2006
It is lunch time. Everyone is waiting for lunch. And I am blogging on metacognition.
The boys and I had a long discussion on metacognition this morning.
It started with a note to self in my diary - maths journals.
I visited this site and found the lesson on metacognition.
And introduced this to my sons.
Wham! The discussion started.
Thinking about thinking? What about discussing discussion ( metadiscussions)?
I posed the problem - what are our thought processes when choosing clothes to wear -
or food to eat (for example, at a fast food restaurant)?
One son flatly denied having any thought processes! Huh? We all jumped in and proved him wrong ( nicely I hope, although our discussions can get quite heated).
Anthony (10 and youngest) discussed his choosing clothing thought processes - it was an eye opener for the rest of us.
Jonathon's thought processes on clothing were interesting - very image centred.
Are mine? Probably. ( Blushes)
We found more info on metacognition.
And a quote from Edward de Bono - "unless you know everything, what you need is thinking".
The boys wrote in their journals and I blogged ( am blogging).