Applying Cognitive Science to Teaching: Metacognition
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cupples I 113, Danforth campus
Advanced-Level STEM Pedagogies; Satisfies requirements for the Teaching Citation, PiP, and WU-CIRTL
Metacognition, or the process of being aware of your own thought processes, is a useful strategy to leverage in the classroom. Numerous cognitive science studies have indicated that incorporation of metacognitive strategies in the classroom increases student gains. Participants in this workshop will learn about the effects of metacognition on student learning, examples of classroom focused metacognitive practice, and how to design activities that invite students to engage in metacognitive practice in the classroom.
This workshop is an Core STEM Pedagogies Workshop.
Facilitator: Dr. Julia Johnson, Assistant Director of Academic Services, The Teaching Center