Monthly Archives: February 2017

Tools for measuring metacognition (compiled by Jessica Santangelo)

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The Tool: A non-exhaustive list of tools available that directly or indirectly relate to metacognition. Acronym Full Name Focus Self -report? “Style” (Likert, open response, etc) # Questions Cost Original Description of Tool The tool Examples of studies that have used the tool (Discipline in which used) ALSI Approaches to Learning and Studying Inventory Focuses on a particular course; characterizes… Read more »

Scratch and Win or Scratch and Lose? Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique

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By Aaron S. Richmond, Ph. D., Metropolitan State University of Denver When prepping my courses for this spring semester, I was thinking about how I often struggle with providing quick and easy feedback on quiz and exam performance to my students. I expressed this to my colleague, Dr. Anna Ropp (@AnnaRopp), and she quickly suggested that I check out Immediate… Read more »

Collateral Metacognitive Damage

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In this post Dr. Ed Nuhfer discusses the odds that those we are tempted to label as “unskilled and unaware of it” is likely to be correct. Although “the consensus in the literature of psychology seems to indicate that they are, our investigation of the numeracy underlying the consensus indicates otherwise (Nuhfer and others, 2017).” Dr. Nuhfer shares highlights of their findings, discusses further dangers of holding an oversimplified, negative pre-assessment of others, and includes a link to a site where you can explore their self-assessment instrument.