Attention and Executive Functioning for Self-Regulated Learning
Attention and executive functioning are inter-related cognitive functions that are foundational to self-regulated learning. These cognitive functions, and our support of these in the classroom, relate more to ‘how we learn’ rather than what we learn. While we might not always teach these skills explicitly as curriculum content, they are a critical element of our teaching style, and the supports and strategies that we provide to our students.
This presentation introduces educators to the science of attention and executive functioning. Educators are guided in exploring how they currently utilize implicit knowledge of these cognitive functions to facilitate self-regulation in the education context.