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Monday, 17th June 2024
Conference (St. Mary's, London)
  09:20 - 15:45 BST

Tuesday, 18th June 2024
Thinking Schools Tour (London)
10:00 - 15:30 BST


Festival Theme

Unleashing the Power of Metacognition and Self-Regulation within an AI Augmented World 

Progressive, informative and inspiring - take advantage of this chance to explore the latest and best practice to successfully develop metacognition in your school.

Festival Speaker Showcase

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Thursday 21st March 4:00 - 4:20pm

Dr. Kirstin Mulholland

'Thinking Aloud' Developing Metacognition Through Peer Collaboration and Talk

Dr. Kirstin Mulholland shares her work on 'Thinking Aloud', sharing practical ideas on harnessing the power of collaborative talk for metacognitive development.

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Thursday 25th April 4:15 - 4:30pm

Dr. Claire Badger

Successfully Motivating Students - How to Apply Self Determination Theory In The Classroom

Hear from Dr. Claire Badger (FCCT), who shares her insights in to motivation and the practical application of self-determination theory in the classroom.

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Thursday 2nd May 

4:00 - 4:20pm

Prof. Daniel Muijs

Metacognition and Memory: how are they related and what does that mean for learning and teaching?

Prof. Daniel Muijs, author of the EEF's guidance report on 'Metacognition and Self Regulated Learning', provides an insight in to his workshop on metacognition and memory.


Why The Festival of Metacognition?


Speakers - Networking - Practical Workshops - CPD - School Visits

The Festival of Metacognition is unique. It offers those with a passion for developing metacognitive, self-regulating learners the ability to:

Gain unparalleled insights from cutting edge researchers and thought leaders

Take home classroom strategies from expert practitioners

Share ideas with leaders and teachers from across the Thinking School Network

Visit Thinking Schools in action

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2024 Conference
Keynote Speakers

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Prof. Rose Luckin

Professor at UCL, Author of ‘AI for School Teachers’ and ‘Machine Learning and Human Intelligence: The Future of Education for the 21st Century’

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Prof. Daniel Muijs

Professor at Queen’s University, Belfast. Author EEF Guidance Report, 'Metacognition & Self Regulated Learning'. Former Head of Research, OFSTED.

 Impactful CPD to share across your school / MAT

Conference tickets include full access to supporting materials and selected footage from the event for the next 12 months for you and your whole school - at no additional cost.

2024 Schedule

A rich line-up of inspirational, experienced educators and experts in their fields.


This year, noteworthy keynotes will be sharing their cutting edge insights on the impact of AI in education and the power of thinking aloud 


Illuminating and practical workshops throughout the day, all with a metacognitive focus and presented by experts in their fields.


Throughout the day there are opportunities to network with like-minded leaders and teachers from Primary and Secondary Schools of all types, including accredited Thinking Schools, to share experiences regarding the development of metacognition and self-regulation in your students.


On Tuesday 18th June, join us on a tour of two Exeter University accredited Thinking Schools in London: meet staff and students who will share how they have adapted the Thinking Schools approach to their very different settings.

Contact to be added to the waiting list

Crowd of People

"The most inspiring and useful education conference I've been to".

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