This article discusses the work of Imagine Scholar, a youth and educational development initiative in South Africa, to help students understand the science of learning. Throughout the four year program, students learn about growth mindset, memory, neuroplasticity, and how the adolescent brain works. They are also taught and given opportunities to practice many metacognitive strategies to improve learning such as retrieval strategies. Through this program these students learn how to drive their own education.
This article provides a compelling case for the importance of teaching students learning science to improve engagement, self-efficacy, and outcomes. It could be used to inspire other educators or illustrate the importance of building student agency to community members or families.
Source Organization: Ed Surge