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Research in neuroscience has discovered changes in the brain that occur in adolescence . There is now less acceptance that intelligence is a fixed and stable entity; alternative views look upon intelligences as different qualities that can grow and develop . The development of emotional intelligence is as important as academic learning . Learning styles can provide a framework for young people to understand how they think and learn . Developing metacognition is crucial to learning to learn . Learning always takes place in a particular context, and is embedded in a set of social relationships .

I’ve already indicated that I see coaching as an intervention sitting alongside instruction in enhancing the portfolio of professional practice of a teacher. All decisions a teacher makes requires professional judgement, and when and where to employ a coaching strategy will form part of that judgement. So it may help to lay out the features of teaching against coaching, as I did with mentoring. Of course this is a fairly simplistic approach and you can get hung up on arguing that teaching is much more than the activities that appear in that column.

Using the language of psychologists for these phenomena, there is cognition and also cognition about cognition. By metacognition we mean the capacity to monitor, evaluate, control and change how one thinks and learns. Hargreaves 2005: 7 It is hardly surprising that metacognition is topical and receiving a lot of attention in education. Metacognition is crucial to ‘learning to learn’ and therefore central to the development of independent learning. As you will have seen in Chapter 1, there has been a shift of emphasis in thinking about the core principles of education.

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