We teach students how to think rather than what to think
CISM teaching methods bring a new world of education alive in the classroom and around campus on a daily basis.
Creativity and High Order Thinking is encouraged and much appreciated where Metacognitive dimensions: metacognitive knowledge and metacognitive regulations are integral to CISM teaching methods.
refers to what learners know about learning. This includes:
the learner’s knowledge of their own cognitive abilities
the learner’s knowledge of particular tasks
the learner’s knowledge of different strategies that are available to them and when they are appropriate to the task
refers to what learners do about learning. This includes:
how learners monitor and control their cognitive processes
how learners implement their plan and use the strategy
how learners reflect and self-question throughout the learning process
Beyond academic learning, when students gain awareness of their own mental states, they begin to answer important questions:
How do I live a happy life?
How do I become a respected human being?
How do I feel good about myself?
Through these reflections, they also begin to understand other people’s perspectives.