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Webinar: Boosting metacognition in classrooms: evidence meets practice
Students need explicit strategies to help them practice and use metacognition in everyday problem solving. In this webinar, educators will learn about metacognition strategies and approaches that have large positive impacts, and then build on the evidence to develop practical strategies for practice.

This webinar draws evidence from robust research including the recent E4L’s Thinking Maths trial, a randomised controlled trial (RCT) independently evaluated by the Australian Council for Educational Research and other meta-analyses. Practitioners will:

• Learn about high impact metacognitive strategies that are effective in practice
• Discuss how to implement a whole-school metacognition strategy
• Develop practical strategies to help students plan, monitor and evaluate their learning
• Understand how a combination of teaching strategies including feedback, self-regulation, scaffolding and monitoring work together to improve metacognition in classrooms.

Co-presented by Dr Katherine Dix, Senior Research Fellow at Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), Dr Pauline Ho, Associate Director at Evidence for Learning (E4L) and Dr Tanya Vaughan, Associate Director at Evidence for Learning (E4L).

6.00-7.00pm ACT/QLD/NSW/Tas/Vic
5.30-6.30pm SA/NT
4.00-5.00pm WA

Jun 18, 2019 6:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Speakers

Dr Katherine Dix
Senior Research Fellow - Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Dr Katherine Dix is a Senior Research Fellow in Educational Monitoring and Research at ACER where she has worked since 2015. She brings diverse experience in project managing and evaluating national school-based initiatives and teacher professional development programs. Dr Dix has extensive experience in questionnaire design, large-scale survey implementation, and real-time reporting, along with expertise in many online survey platforms. She has designed numerous questionnaires for the early childhood, school and higher education contexts, for data-driven improvement and for evaluation. Dr Dix has expertise in the use of statistical and multilevel modelling programs and uses these to pursue her strong interest in impact research and the factors that optimise student outcomes.
Dr Pauline Ho
Associate Director, Evidence for Learning
Pauline joined the Evidence for Learning team in October 2017 and oversees the program development, evaluation and community leadership of the Learning Impact Fund. Prior to working at SVA, Pauline was a teacher practitioner for 7 years. In recent years, Pauline has led several federal and state funded research projects in the education and health sectors in organisations including Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) at Monash University and the National Institute of Education in Singapore. Her work primarily focused on building and evaluating strategic policy initiatives such as the national evaluation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and in developing solutions for effective practice. She has also consulted on international projects in education quality and evaluation. Pauline graduated with a PhD in Education from the University of Sydney and holds a Bachelor of Arts
Dr Tanya Vaughan
Associate Director - Evidence for Learning
Tanya is Associate Director, Evidence for Learning and is responsible for the Teaching & Learning Toolkit. Tanya has worked in education in policy design and implementation in AITSL, ACARA and PAI. She has consulted on international and national projects in leadership in education and evaluation with Learning First and Educational Transformations. Tanya taught at the senior secondary level in science and coordinated Biology. Tanya has co-authored one international book, three chapters, seven journal articles and facilitated more than 70 presentations/workshops in educational research. Tanya has also published within her field of bioinformatics and genomics with five peer reviewed journal articles and eight conference presentations. Tanya became an Honorary Fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne in 2011. Tanya holds a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, Professional Certificate in Instructional Leadership and Doctor of Philosophy.