Contributors: Shirley Yu, Laura Wenk, Matthew Ludwig
Developed at the 2008 workshop, The Role of Metacognition in Teaching Geoscience.
Course level: intro
Description of the metacognitive tactic:
Goals for using this tactic
- Learning goals:
Provide students with explicit learning objectives in the form of actual prior test items to guide self-monitoring.
Provide instructors with information of students strengths and weaknesses prior to and throughout instruction.
- Self-regulation goals:
Students will be constantly aware and reminded of the specific learning objectives and their current comfort level in meeting these objectives.
How this tactic helps students meet that goal:
Knowledge surveys will be implemented prior to instruction and following instruction potentially daily, weekly, and also especially prior to exams.
Additional references or resources:
Perkins, Wirth, and Nuhfer have published extensively on the use of knowledge surveys.