At 1:50pm on 10/19/2018, I attended the professional development session: Using Metacognition Strategies to Increase Student Success and Completions presented by Denise Barton, PhD, as an ongoing pathway of professional development in an online class at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC.
Using Metacognition Strategies to Increase Student Success and Completions
So, I’ve got a bit of a confession to make. I have been using metacognition to support students in improving their work in several of my classes, in helping them understand how to draw and design more effectively, and helping them to listen better during student and faculty critiques.
There are some videos shown in this course while I haven’t seen, along with the share and pair exercises listed on the video website, so this should be a great experience.
This course teaches you about metacognition, and while reviewing our thoughts and feelings on our progress, and how we might improve this (ah.. ah… get it!?) we can always feel free to email me at Denise Barton to gain assistance answering any questions we may have. I have also heard that perhaps in summer 2019 they might be offering a metacognition professional development course for faculty who want to use it to improve their teaching and students’ learning. Guess I’ll have to wait and see.
How to get the most out of studying
There are 5 videos located at This website (text url: https://www.samford.edu/departments/academic-success-center/how-to-study).
After I viewed each one, I took a break before taking any notes to ensure that I heard all the information.
Developing a Mindset for Successful Learning
Beliefs That Make You Fail…Or Succeed
What Students Should Understand About How People Learn
Cognitive Principles for Optimizing Learning
Putting the Principles for Optimizing Learning into Practice
“I Blew the Exam, Now What?”
Final Thoughts on Metacognition
It was a little exciting to revisit this work. I incorporate this into my classes, but its always nice to see the great effect this can have on students and other individuals. I felt this was great training, and I’ll be incorporating more of this in my classes.
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