Teaching with Metacognition: Call for Submissions

Special Call for Submissions: Teaching with Metacognition

Improve with Metacognition will be launching a new online resource, Teaching with Metacognition, and we invite you to submit a contribution.

This resource will contain two categories of contributions:

  1. Developing metacognition skills in our students (e.g., promoting self-monitoring and self-regulation when developing reading skills, study habits, test taking, etc.)
  1. Practicing metacognitive instruction (e.g., the intertwining awareness and use of that awareness when making intentional adjustments to course design, instruction, and assessment).

Contributors should use the template outline given below and meet the indicated criteria in order to be published on the site. Submissions will be reviewed by at least three persons. In some cases, revisions might be required prior to acceptance. Submissions are due no later than 31 May 2017, and the resource will be published online in early June.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and working with you to create this resource for instructors around the world! Please direct submissions and any questions to improvewithmetacognition@gmail.com

Improve with Metacognition Co-creators
Lauren Scharff
John Draeger
Aaron Richmond


Criteria for selection and publication:

  • Submission must describe a tangible example of either an activity to develop metacognition in students or a process to practice metacognitive instruction.
  • If handouts or other materials are used for the example activity or practice, then they should be shared (either include link to the materials on an external site, or provide electronic copies to Improve with Metacognition to be posted on the IwM site; include your name and contact on them so that you can be cited / acknowledged when used by others).
  • Follow the template below. (See example contribution)

Template Outline:

  1. Title of activity or process to be described
  2. Name, institution, and professional email contact for person(s) submitting the Teaching with Metacognition resource
  3. 600-850 word submission describing the following aspects of the resource:
  1. Clear Identification of Submission Category (student development activity or metacognitive instruction process)
  2. Motivation for the activity or process (Why did you initiate your metacognition efforts? What were your specific outcome goals for the metacognition efforts?)
  3. Context in which the activity or process has been used (e.g. as pertinent, type of institution, type of program, discipline, size of class, level of class, experience of instructor)
  4. Description of activity or process methods. What materials were used (share materials to post or give link)? If an example of student development, how was the activity introduced to students? What are the steps of the activity or process?
  5. Short reflection on outcomes achieved, lessons learned, possible future directions or suggestions for those who might try your activity or process.

Please direct submissions and any questions to improvewithmetacognition@gmail.com.