I believe most teachers want their students to be effective and independent students who are able to manage their own learning, thinking as well as their behaviour towards what they are learning. And it is going to be happening if only teachers give them opportunities to be independent. For instance, teachers give more freedom for the students to choose what and how to learn based on their interests, abilities and styles. But it doesnt mean teachers give totally free context for students, but the roles of the teachers are facilitating, guiding, supporting and providing opportunities for students to learn more effectively.
In these pages, I have been trying some tools to help me out providing opportunities for my students to be more independent. They are Thinker’s keys, bloom-gardner’s taxonomy, and De Bono’s Thinking Hats. Also, I’ve tried with my student some graphic organizers that they can use to organize their ideas.
Resources: “Learning for Themselves” by Jeni Wilson and Kath Murdoc