Metacognition: Strategies for Helping Students Learn How to Learn (April 13 & 19, 2017)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 8:15am

Session Description

Metocognition: Strategies for Helping Students Learn How to Learn

As experts in our particular fields, we have learned how to be critical learners.  That is, we have learned ways to plan, monitor, evaluate, and reflect on new contexts, ideas, practices, and research as part of daily lives. These reflective, metacognitive skills are invaluable to us, and they are largely invisible to (and therefore not practiced by) our students as novice learners.  This session will focus on ways of incorporating reflective, metacognitive practices into your courses so that students, too, become critical learners, a foundation for becoming critical thinkers. 

Register for either the April 13 in person session at 101 Walter Library (10:30-11:30 am), or the April 19 online session (11:50 am to 1 pm). Both sessions are designed to incorporate key points from earlier workshops on cognitive load, motivation, and prior knowledge to serve as not only a wrap up for those who’ve attended the earlier workshop, but also a concise overview for those new to the TeachingSupport@UMN learning science series.


In Person

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017 
Time: 10:30am to 11:30am
Location: Walter Library 101



Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 
Time: 11:50am to 1:00pm
Location: Webex


Note: If you are unable to attend the workshop but would like access to workshop materials, please fill out this form