We are taking part in a research project lead by the Education Endowment Fund. The research project is called ReflectEd.
ReflectED is an approach to learning that teaches and develops children’s metacognition skills. This means that the children develop an awareness and understanding of their own thought processes.It can support and improve attainment for all pupils by enhancing pupils’ ability to think about their learning, assess their progress, set and monitor goals, identify strengths and challenges in their learning and develop a learning dialogue between pupil and teacher.
ReflectED teaches children the skills of reflection and how to record their learning moments and strategies. Teachers can also look across these reflections to understand what pupils are enjoying or struggling with, and identify specific pupil needs.
How it Works
The ReflectED approach involves weekly 30 minute metacognition lesson that teach children how to break down the learning process, including topics such as growth mindset, failure and perseverance. Alongside this children learn how to reflect on their curriculum lessons, saving these reflections in a digital portfolio using SeeSaw.