Teaching Metacognition

Session Details

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Regency Ballroom West (2nd Floor, B-Level)

Session Type: Featured Session

Speaker(s)

  • Marsha C. Lovett, Director, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Session convener: Deborah Keyek-Franssen, Associate Vice President, Digital Education and Engagement, University of Colorado Boulder

Abstract

As educators, we teach students “content” but also want to help them develop as learners. Metacognition—the process of thinking about one’s own thinking processes and strategies—is essential to both goals, and yet instructors often feel they lack time or expertise to teach metacognitive skills. This session will discuss recent research on teaching metacognition, including a Carnegie Mellon program where metacognitive instruction is integrated into first-year science courses.

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