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.