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Metacognition: Strategies for Helping Students Learn How to Learn (in-person)

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Walter 101

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 this in person session, 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 an concise overview for those new to the TeachingSupport@UMN learning science series.

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


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