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Thinking About Metacognition: Promoting enhanced learning

24 July 2024
Online via Zoom Meeting


Becoming a smarter educator means that our learners experience diverse Metacognitive approaches under our watch.
In other words, our students learn to intentionally think about the thinking and ideas they will use.

This session models Metacognitive thinking! It will allow us all an opportunity to explore the benefits of a Metacognitive approach to teaching and learning by exploring practical tools that encourage thinking, planning and problem-solving.

Together we will explore the benefits of using de Bono’s 6 thinking hats, Mind mapping and Postcards as tools to discover smart ways of thinking and organising ideas.

We will also explore a diverse range of Graphic organisers to empower students’ understanding and vital knowledge-management skills.

We will also delve into the ideas of important reflective prompts to inspire self-directed thinking and action.  This interactive session will conclude with a number of Reflective practice tools you can implement in your next sessions.

If you would like to expand your Metacognitive teaching and learning strategies that will develop smart learning, this is the session for you!  

Key topics covered in this webinar 

  • Metacognition: what’s in it for all of us?
  • A metacognitive tool - Edward de Bono’s 6 thinking hats
  • Mindmapping to enhance learning
  • Graphic organisers increase learning
  • A Metacognitive approach: Reflective prompts encourage student thinking and learning
  •  Learning using a ‘Postcard’ approach
  • Reflective Practice
NB. Can't make the session?  We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session's closure. All Velg Training webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your time zone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

Wednesday 24th July 2024
1:00pm - 2.30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
1:00pm - 2.30pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
12:30pm - 2:00pm (ACST: SA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm (ACST: NT)
11:00am - 12:30pm (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • VET Teachers
  • Trainer/Assessors
  • Training Managers
  • Curriculum/Resource Developers
  • L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Kay Schlesinger, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resource 
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Kay Schlesinger

Kay Schlesinger has worked in numerous educational sectors, including a position as a Deputy Principal where she took responsibility for the professional Development of educators and supported new leaders in the sector. In the last 20 years Kay has worked in VET, Higher Education and as an Educational Consultant.

Kay has received awards for Teaching and Adult learning in the VET sector. She has continually demonstrated innovative approaches to teaching a diverse range of students. This was exemplified in 2018 when she presented at the AVETRA conference around Interactive Teaching and Learning Strategies.

In 2020 Kay was awarded an International Specialised Skills Institute fellowship by the Department of Education and Training for her work with new teachers. Kay is currently mentoring organisations around empowering new educators for organisational improvement.

Kay has also designed programs around Industry mentoring and was one of the keynote speakers at the 2021 VDC Annual Conference where she addressed: 10 Ways to Empower New Teachers for Success. A pathway for organisational success. Kay has also been a speaker at TAFE Director’s Australia and spoke at TAFE Queensland/ Holmesglen annual conferences. Kay is currently working with The Department of Education in a consulting role.

Developing the capability of educators has been Kay’s passion for many years. She is focussed on partnering with educators to create interesting, interactive learning experiences.

Opportunities to interact

This session is being facilitated via the ZOOM MEETING platform.

Be prepared to:

  • Have a working microphone.

  • Have a working web camera.

  • Turn on your microphone and webcam (at least) during break-out practice activities.

Don't worry! Break-out rooms are not recorded!

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter, Kay Schlesinger, before the session, please email

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