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A Project-Based Method to Help Students Practice Study Strategies in an Authentic Context

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Hillary Steiner shares an assignment that develops time management, communication, and study strategies in the process of preparing for an actual test.

The impact of metacognitive activities on student attitudes towards experimental physics

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This article by Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Ph.D., shares the implementation of metacognitive activities in an advanced Physics lab. She reports that “the introduction of metacognitive activities in an advanced lab where the laboratory work is not carefully scripted may improve students’ enthusiasm for experimental work and confidence in their ability to be successful in such work.”

Metacognitive Awareness of Learning Strategies in Undergraduates

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This article by Jennifer McCabe presents the results of two studies focusing on metacognitive awareness of learning strategies in undergraduates. The results suggest “that undergraduates are largely unaware of several specific strategies that could benefit memory for course information; further, training in applied learning and memory topics has the potential to improve metacognitive judgments in these domains.

Metacognition in STEM courses: A Developmental Path

In this post Roman Taraban shares a research effort examining student problem solving in an engineering course, aligning responses to three stages of development: surface, algorithmic, and deep conceptual, (Case and Marshall 2004), the latter of which involves processes characteristic of metacognitive thinking.

Metacognitive Development as a Shift in Approach to Learning: An in-depth study

Case and Gunstone conducted a study on students who were enrolled in an engineering course and after conducting series of interviews, they were able to provide detailed information about students’ metacognitive development or “lack thereof.” Jennifer Case & Richard Gunstone (2002) Metacognitive Development as a Shift in Approach to Learning: An in-depth study, Studies in Higher Education, 27:4, 459-470, DOI:… Read more »

Some Developmental Trends in Metacognition

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In this post, Chris Was shares some of his research exploring the development of metacognition in young children. He finds that the difference between predicted recall performance and actual performance supports the hypothesis that metacognition is not a single skill that children have or not, but rather it is a complex of many skills and processes the children acquire through experiences and maturation.