GLN Consulting

The following is a sponsored review.

GLN Consulting is an independent, online consulting service that specializes in helping teachers use explanatory modeling activities or EMA to develop and refine students’ use of higher order thinking skills to think critically about the subject matter of psychology.

To put it simply, its focus is not on improving teaching methods, but rather on helping psychology teachers foster the use of higher order thinking in their students through engagement in these activities.

This may look and sound complex at first but they already have the program in place to help achieve these goals. The acquisition and use of these kinds of thinking skills is essential to evaluating, conducting, and writing psychological research thereby making it a major aspect of studying psychology that students often fail to appreciate and teachers sometimes overlook.

The good thing about this is that these  services are conducted over the internet. This can mean flexibility as teachers can go with the program any time they want to, at any place.

Teachers will be able to design effective explanatory modeling tasks, provide students with strategies for performing these tasks, integrate student engagement in these activities with teaching methods and instructional resources and engage students in metacognitive reflection on and discussion of their modeling activities.

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3 Responses to “GLN Consulting”

  1. Vickie Mcdowell
    June 16th, 2013

    To build metacognition, students need to become consciously aware of the learning process. This changes students from passive recipients of information to active, productive, creative, generators of information. It is important, then for teachers to talk about and teach the components of the learning process: attention, memory, language, graphomotor, processing and organization, and higher order thinking.

  2. Barton Parsons
    June 16th, 2013

    There is a notion that students must master the lower level skills before they can engage in higher order thinking. However, the National Research Council objected to this line of reasoning, saying that cognitive research challenges that assumption, and that higher order thinking is important even in elementary school.

  3. Nestor G. Moss
    June 16th, 2013

    Better learning has been associated with engaging in higher (or harder) levels of cognitive processing, often called higher order thinking skills. When students combine and manipulate information and ideas to solve problems or create new (for them) meanings, products, processes or hypotheses, they are engaging in higher order thinking.

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