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The Metacognitive Thunk Generator
  • Download 101 metacognitive 'thunks' for your students today: mind-expanding philosophical questions to make them think deeply about their own learning-processes and how to boost learning-power. It includes a randomisation feature that allows you to generate seemingly random questions that the students cannot anticipate!


    Unlike other thunk or philosophical debate generators: this resource is focused entirely on matters pertaining to metacognition, epistemology and self-regulated learning. Example questions include:


    • "What is a thought made of?"
    • "What does the word 'intelligent' really mean?" and
    • "What is the difference between knowledge and belief?"


    It's a highly flexible tool that allows students to practice their philosophical, critical-thinking, discussion and debating skills: teachers can experiment using different discussion formats as they see fit and practice their own questioning skills in the process. It's a fully editable presentation file so you can add your own questions to!


    This is a powerful way to bring metacognition to your school and develop students' Higher-Order Thinking skills!

    The Metacognitive Thunk Generator

    • Focus: Metacognition, Self-Regulated Learning & Learning Power

      Main Aim: To use powerful questions as discussion prompts in order to trigger metacognitive reflection, awareness and insight

      Designed for students aged 11-16


      License Terms:
      Whole-School License


      System Requirements:
      Microsoft Office
      WinZip (we recommend: 7-Zip or WinRar)
      Windows 7+, 1.5GHZ, 1GB RAM
      File Formats: PowerPoint Presentation & .zip


      Copyrighted by The Global Metacognition Institute (2019)
      Strictly not for re-distribution outside of your own school.

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