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What Can We Do to Help Our Students Become Better Learners? Fostering the Development of Metacognition and Self-Regulation

At the 2009 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Dexter Perkins and Karl Wirth convened two sessions focusing on developing students' metacognition. Metacognition, knowledge and regulation of one's thinking and learning, plays a critical role in learning, yet is often overlooked. This session explores approaches and challenges to teaching metacognition and self-regulation within the earth sciences. Several of the presenters at this session agreed to share their presentations here. The abstracts for the morning session and for the afternoon session are available on the GSA website.

Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning (PowerPoint 211kB Nov9 09)

FLEISHER, Steven C., Department of Psychology, California State University Channel Islands

Teaching Metacognition: A Summary of Successful Strategies From the 2008 "On the Cutting Edge" Workshop (Acrobat (PDF) 13.2MB Oct30 09)

ORMAND, Carol J.,Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
MANDUCA, Cathryn,Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
HUSMAN, Jenefer,Division of Psychology in Education; Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education, Arizona State University
KRAFT, Katrien J.,Physical Science, Mesa Community College
MOGK, David W.,Dept. of Earth Sciences, Montana State University
WIRTH, Karl R.,Geology Department, Macalester College

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Strategies for Developing Student Metacognition (Acrobat (PDF) 180kB Nov9 09)

ARTHURS, Leilani, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder
DUNCAN, Douglas, Department of Astrophysics and Planetary Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

Promoting Metacognition in Geoscience Classrooms (Acrobat (PDF) 1.1MB Nov9 09)

PERKINS, Dexter, Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota
WIRTH, Karl, Geology Department, Macalester College

Can Critical Incident Questionnaires Help Improve Metacognitive Skills? (Acrobat (PDF) 1.4MB Nov6 09)

HARRIS, Sara, SMET, Kim, JONES, Francis, and STEYN, Douw, Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia

Reading, Reflecting, and Relating: A Metacognitive Approach to Learning (Acrobat (PDF) 4.9MB Nov5 09)

WIRTH, Karl R., Geology Department, Macalester College
AZIZ, Fahima, Management and Economics, Hamline University
PERKINS, Dexter, Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota

A Classroom Performance System and the Role It Plays in Developing Student Metacognitive Skills (PowerPoint 3.6MB Nov16 09)

FRIBERG, LaVerne M., Geology and Environmental Science, The University of Akron

Exploring Connections Between Assessment, Motivation and Metacognition (PowerPoint 7MB Nov9 09)

LUDWIG, Matthew A., The Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University
PETCOVIC, Heather L., Department of Geosciences and The Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University

Using Interactive Web-Based Applications to Implement AFL Practices

BARNEY, Jeffrey A., Mallinson Institutute for Science Education, Western Michigan University
BENTZ, Amy E., Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University
NOAKES, Lindsay, The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University
LUDWIG, Matthew A., The Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University
MCCOWEN, Robert H., The Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University

Baseline Data on Motivation and Learning Strategies of Students in Physical Geology Courses at Multiple Institutions: GARNET Part 1, Overview (Acrobat (PDF) 203kB Nov6 09)

McCONNELL, David, et al.

MCCONNELL, David,Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University
JONES, Megan H.,Geology, North Hennepin Community College
BUDD, David A.,Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder
BYKERK-KAUFFMAN, Ann,Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State Univ, Chico
GILBERT, Lisa A.,Maritime Studies Program, Williams College and Mystic Seaport
KNIGHT, Catharine,Educational Foundations and Leadership, The University of Akron
KRAFT, Katrien J.,Physical Sciences, Mesa Community College
NYMAN, Matthew,Earth & Planetary Science/Natural Science Program, Univ of New Mexico
STEMPIEN, Jennifer A.,Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder
VISLOVA, Tatiana,Earth Sciences, SUNY College at Oneonta
WIRTH, Karl R.,Geology Department, Macalester College

What Motivations and Learning Strategies Do Students Bring to Introductory Geology?: GARNET Part 2, Students (PowerPoint 4.4MB Nov6 09)

GILBERT, Lisa A., et al.

GILBERT, Lisa A.,Maritime Studies Program, Williams College and Mystic Seaport
WIRTH, Karl R.,Geology Department, Macalester College
STEMPIEN, Jennifer A.,Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder
BUDD, David A.,Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder
BYKERK-KAUFFMAN, Ann,Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State Univ, Chico
JONES, Megan H.,Geology, North Hennepin Community College
KNIGHT, Catharine,Educational Foundations and Leadership, The University of Akron
KRAFT, Katrien J.,Physical Sciences, Mesa Community College
MATHENEY, Ronald K.,Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota
MCCONNELL, David,Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University
NELL, Ryan M.,Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder
NYMAN, Matthew,Earth & Planetary Science/Natural Science Program, Univ of New Mexico
PERKINS, Dexter,Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota
VISLOVA, Tatiana,Earth Sciences, SUNY College at Oneonta

The Effect of Instructor and Learning Environment on Student Motivation and Attitudes: GARNET Part 3, Instruction (Acrobat (PDF) 498kB Jan12 10)

KRAFT, Katrien J., et al.

KRAFT, Katrien J.,Physical Sciences, Mesa Community College
PERKINS, Dexter,Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota
BUDD, David A.,Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder
BYKERK-KAUFFMAN, Ann,Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State Univ, Chico
JONES, Megan H.,Geology, North Hennepin Community College
KNIGHT, Catharine,Educational Foundations and Leadership, The University of Akron
MATHENEY, Ronald K.,Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota
MCCONNELL, David,Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University
STEMPIEN, Jennifer A.,Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder
WIRTH, Karl R.,Geology Department, Macalester College
GILBERT, Lisa A.,Maritime Studies Program, Williams College and Mystic Seaport
NYMAN, Matthew,Earth & Planetary Science/Natural Science Program, Univ of New Mexico
NELL, Ryan M.,Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder

The Effect of Student Motivation and Learning Strategies on Performance in Physical Geology Courses: GARNET Part 4, Student Performance (PowerPoint 4.7MB Nov10 09)

BYKERK-KAUFFMAN, Ann, et al.

BYKERK-KAUFFMAN, Ann,Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State Univ, Chico
MATHENEY, Ronald K.,Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota
NYMAN, Matthew,Earth & Planetary Science/Natural Science Program, Univ of New Mexico
STEMPIEN, Jennifer A.,Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder
BUDD, David A.,Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder
GILBERT, Lisa A.,Maritime Studies Program, Williams College and Mystic Seaport
JONES, Megan H.,Geology, North Hennepin Community College
KNIGHT, Catharine,Educational Foundations and Leadership, The University of Akron
KRAFT, Katrien J.,Physical Sciences, Mesa Community College
NELL, Ryan M.,Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder
PERKINS, Dexter,Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota
TEASDALE, Rachel,Geological & Environmental Sciences, CSU Chico, Chico
VISLOVA, Tatiana,Earth Sciences, SUNY College at Oneonta
WIRTH, Karl R.,Geology Department, Macalester College

Using Metacognition to Promote Robust Learning in a Module-Based Introductory Geology Course

FACKLER-ADAMS, Ben,Physical Science Dept, Skagit Valley College
DEBARI, S.M.,Geology Dept, Western Washington University
DOUGAN, Bernie,Science Dept, Whatcom Community College
KRATZ, Rene,Biology Dept, Everett Community College
LINNEMAN, Scott R.,Geology Department, Western Washington University
PLAKE, Terri,Science Dept, Northwest Indian College
SMITH, Brad K.,Physical Science Dept, Skagit Valley College

Integrating Upper Level Content with Introductory Material for Better Learning, with an Example from Mineralogy

CARRIGAN, Charles W.and SKALAC, Priscilla Field, Dept. of Physical Sciences, Olivet Nazarene University

Self-Efficacy as a Learning Tool in General Education Introductory Geology Courses (PowerPoint 446kB Nov9 09)

KYSAR MATTIETTI, Giuseppina, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences, George Mason University
PETERS, Erin E., College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University

A Dual Approach to Improve Stratigraphy Teaching: Enhancing Students' Cognitive Aptitudes, and Extensive Use of Multimedia Material

FERRUSQUÍA-VILLAFRANCA, Ismael and RUIZ-GONZÁLEZ, José, Instituto de Geologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, México

Methods of Assessing and Improving Student Metacognition on Field Trips

WALKER, Becca, LONG, Terri, and BORYTA, Mark, Department of Earth Sciences and Astronomy, Mt. San Antonio College

Lessons From Boot Camp for Profs: Developing Mindful Teachers to Produce Mindful Learners Across the Disciplines

NUHFER, Edward, Director of Faculty Development, California State University Channel Islands

Teaching Concept Mapping and Knowledge Integration to 100 Scientists at the USGS DRAGON Asia Summit

WANDERSEE, James H., Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice, Louisiana State University
CLARY, Renee M., Geosciences, Mississippi State University

A Planetary Geology Upward Bound Course: What Worked, What Needed Work, What Surprised Us, and What We Did About It

SHERMAN, Sarah Beanand GILLIS-DAVIS, Jeffrey J., Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii

Using Teaching Routines with Classroom Network Technology to Support Self-Regulated Learning in Middle School Earth Science (Acrobat (PDF) 1MB Nov9 09)

PENUEL, William R., Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International
BLANK, Jennifer G., Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute


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