TRANSFORMING TASKS

Intellectual stretch

Raising the intellectual demand of learners

Video (7.59 mins)

Professor Martin Westwell uses the Dunedin Study to show the positive effect ‘stop and think’ skills have on future wellbeing and economic status.

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The Dunedin Study

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The most powerful agent for change – raising learners’ executive function skills

Executive function skills

Video (7.59 mins)

Professor Martin Westwell explains what executive functions are and the critical role they play in students’ learning.

Developing executive function skills

Video (2.05 mins)

Some practical examples to show how we can develop students’ executive functions skills.

Bloom’s limits

Video (2.05 mins)

Professor Martin Westwell explains why all students need to engage in both lower and higher order thinking to develop critical executive function skills.

Stop & think with Alice & Romeo

Video (4.38 mins)

Designing learning to incorporate ‘stop and think’ skills in a Year 8 English class.

Ambiguity and risk

Video (4.25 mins)

Professor Martin Westwell uses a practical example to illustrate the importance of using ‘stop and think’ skills when dealing with risk and uncertainty.

Innovation

Video (4.53 mins)

Professor Martin Westwell explains that education innovation requires consideration of its value when put into practice.

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