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It shouldn’t be Top Secret – Bloom’s Taxonomy

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Dr. Lauren Scharff argues that instructors should more often and more explicitly share Bloom’s taxonomy, and perhaps even more importantly, share how it can be applied by students to raise their awareness of learning expectations for different assignments and guide their choice of learning strategies. A handout is provided that walks students through a series of questions that help them apply Bloom’s as a guide for their learning and academic efforts.

Tackling your “Laundry” List through Metacognitive Goal Setting

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In this post Dr. Tara Beziat shares her realization that many students approach academic goals as she had been approaching her never-ending chore of “finishing the laundry.” By using effective goal setting techniques combined with metacognition, both academic and daily living goals can be more effectively accomplished.

Practicing Metacognitive Instruction Informs Continuous Class Improvement While Reinforcing Student Self-Awareness of Learning

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In this Teaching with Metacognition example, Lara Watkins shares how to use a a series of mid-course reflections to support continuous course improvement.

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.

Encouraging Metacognition in the Advanced Physics Lab

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Melissa EblenZayas shares “metacognitive support activities in the form of written reflections and class discussions to help students develop better approaches to dealing with challenges that arise in open-ended experimental work in an advanced lab course in physics.”

Addressing Metacognition Deficits in First Semester Calculus Students: Getting Students to Effectively Self-Evaluate their Understanding

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Derek Martinez shares two activities he uses to help students better self-assess their understanding prior to taking exams.

Practice with a Reasoning Process to Make Learning Visible and Improve Academic Performance

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Jessica Santangelo shares how she promotes metacognitive development through the use of multiple opportunities to practice a specific reasoning process.

Can Reciprocal Peer Tutoring Increase Metacognition in Your Students?

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Aaron S. Richmond, Ph. D. How many of you use collaborative learning in your classroom? If you do, do you specifically use it to increase metacognition in your students? If the answer is yes, you are likely building on the work of Hadwin, Jarvela, and Miller (2011) and Schraw, Crippen, and Hartley (2006). For those of you unfamiliar with collaborative… Read more »