b) Are teaching them how to do things which they'll need again and again: If you teach them the benefit of looking at an argument from alternative angles using a relevant strategy, they'll do it again and again and their level of thinking will be deeper (providing you reinforce it and get them into good habits).
c) Making your teaching much more efficient: Like I will demonstrate using a very simple example of teamwork.
Sport Education Model
Presentation created by Daryl Siedentop
After the project had finished and they returned to the classroom, a reflection section was undertaken. They spent time discussing how well the teams had worked (linking back to the discussion at the start of the lesson). The aim of this is to reinforce good learner habits, in this case, working effectively and responsibly with others. The Analyst provided particular feedback of positive or negative elements of teamwork (a good use of a Learning Detective me thinks!). In particular, the teacher commented that this lesson stood out and:
"......it helped with engagement - all students on task as they had a purpose rather than not knowing what to do or allowing one/two students to do all the work"
In essence, she identified how L2L could fit in, adapted a simple strategy, discussed it, highlighted it in action, reflected on it and reinforced it as a good learner habit.