Continuing to sum up Ellin's presentation, Anne notes several strategies for enabling learners to "dwell in ideas... in the classroom", namely:
- Clearing time for learners "to listen to themselves think and consider subtleties";
- Modeling "how proficient readers frequently re-read and re-think portions of text... to explore [ideas] more deeply"; &
- Teaching "about meta-cognition - thinking about one’s own thinking - and the seven most common meta-cognitive strategies."
- Connecting the known to the new;
- Determining importance, learning the essence of text;
- Questioning, delving deeper into meaning;
- Using sensory images to enhance comprehension;
- Inferring, finding the intersection of meaning;
- Synthesizing, discovering the contour and substance of meaning;
- Solving reading problems Independently [capitalization in original], empowering children to move from problem to resolution.
(Anne Davis, February 8, 2007; We Dwell in Ideas...)
Those metacognitive strategies go, I suppose, for adults as well as children.