Monthly Archives: January 2017

Promoting academic rigor with metacognition

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In this post, Dr. John Draeger offers a model of academic rigor to frame discussions about course design, instruction, and assessment. He also argues that “if tools for reflection (e.g., a model of academic rigor) help instructors map out the most salient aspects of a course, then metacognition is the mechanism by which instructors navigate that map. If so, then promoting academic rigor requires metacognition.”

Teacher, Know Thyself (Translation: Use Student Evaluations of Teaching!)

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In this post, Dr. Guy Boysen discusses the metacognitive phenomenon of “being unskilled and unaware,” and how it can sometimes be observed in instructors’ responses (or lack of response) to student evaluations. Dr. Boysen gives several suggestions for instructors about how they can be more metacognitive and put their evaluation feedback to more productive use.

New Year Metacognition

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In this post Dr. Lauren Scharff shares why you should take a metacognitive approach to your new year’s resolutions in order to maximize your likelihood of accomplishing those goals.