Roger Sutcliffe

Session title

Thinking Moves A-Z: Metacognition made simple

2:45 - 4:00pm

Workshop Overview:

  • A quick overview of main schemes for teaching thinking and metacognition

  • A quick overview of the comprehensive A – Z scheme

  • A handful of Moves explored in more      detail, and in their application across the curriculum

  • Emphasis on the ease with which the scheme can be learnt and used by students

  • Discussion of how the A – Z can be incorporated      (easily) into existing teaching practice, including its complementarity with Bloom, Costa, Hyerle, etc.


Roger Sutcliffe read Philosophy at Oxford, graduating in 1975. After 5 years as a teacher in a junior school, he joined the Maths department at Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham, where he also took an Open University degree in Maths.  In the early 90’s he left full-time teaching for private study, and trained in P4C with Matthew Lipman in New Jersey, and in Creative Thinking with Edward de Bono. He also qualified as a Rogerian (!) counsellor.

Roger was one of the founder members of SAPERE, and was Chair from 1996 until 2003, when he was served as President. In the same year he was elected President of ICPIC, the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children, and served two terms.

He has been a freelance educator for many years, and was a Visiting Lecturer for an MA in teaching philosophy at Heythrop College, London. He is a co-director of

Roger Sutcliffe