Promoting Metacognition in the Classroom
Going from the Known to the Unknown
Metacognition is the process of reflecting on and directing one's own thinking. While essential to any effective learning context, metacognition often receives little attention, either from instructors who are focused on delivering course content, or from students who are overly focused on end results. However, both faculty and students need to be intentional in thinking about their thinking so that they can improve it. This session will offer principles and practical suggestions to assist faculty in creating an environment in which students are guided in becoming better learners through considering the role of metacognition in the learning process.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify strategies for engaging students in higher-level thinking tasks related to metacognition
- Using their own course content, develop a classroom activity to foster metacognitive skill development
- Gain experience applying the Paul-Elder critical thinking framework in a specific course (or courses)
02/21/2013Thursday, 5:30—7:30 p.m.Delphi Center Lab
Dr. Patricia "Patty" Payette is executive director of the "Ideas to Action" initiative and associate director of the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. Prior to this position, Dr. Payette was assistant director of faculty development programs at Michigan State University. She brings to both roles at UofL her expertise in faculty development, critical thinking, and instructional design.