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The Role of Metacognition in Teaching Geoscience
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Workshop Program

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Wednesday, November 19


Icebreaker activity at the opening reception. Photo by Carol Ormand.
5:00 PM Welcome and Opening Reception

5:30-6:15 Opening remarks by Scott Bierman, Dean of the College and Cathy Manduca, Director of SERC; Icebreaker activity
6:15-7:30 Dinner
7:30-8:15 Presentation by Karl Wirth, Macalester College: A Metacurriculum on Metacognition
8:15-8:45 Discussion

Thursday, November 20


8:30-12:30 What is Metacognition? Teaching and Assessment Strategies

8:30-9:00 Goals for the day and introductions
9:00-10:00 Jenefer Husman, Arizona State University: Self-Regulation is More Than Metacognition talk and discussion

Small groups discuss tactics for teaching Self-Regulated Learning. Photo by Carol Ormand.
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15 Tactics - talks including discussion of assessment

11:15-11:45 Small groups brainstorm tactics (led by Jenefer Husman and Dave Mogk)

Goal: to discuss teaching tactics that lead to explicit instruction that supports students' metacognitive habits of mind and explicit engagement in Self-Regulated Learning.

  1. Consider the teaching tactics that have been described.
    • Which ones do you use?
    • What are the differences between the approaches described and the ways in which you use them?
  2. In what ways do you support metacognizers?
    • How might you make your instruction more explicit?
    • What might your students take away from that instruction?

Shout out a tactic and how you would make it explicit!

Which aspect of the cycle of Self-Regulated Learning does this tactic support?

  1. Goal Setting and Monitoring
  2. Strategy Implementation and Monitoring
  3. Strategic Outcome Strategic Planning
  4. Self-Evaluation and Monitoring

11:45-12:30 Small groups report out, whole group discussion, classifying tactics

View the results of this tactics discussion

12:30-2:00 Lunch

Conversation carries over into the break. Photo by Carol Ormand.

2:00-6:00 The Impact of Groups and Background

2:00-3:30 Panel addresses challenges and tactics for different groups

3:30-3:45 Break

Poster session. Photo by Carol Ormand.
3:45-5:00 Small groups develop tactics for different groups
5:00-6:00 Small groups report out, individual reflection, road check evaluation

6:00-7:30 Dinner on the Town

7:30 Poster Session

Friday, November 21

Listening to presentations. Photo by Carol Ormand.
8:30-12:30 Cognitive Learning Strategies

8:30-9:45 Shirley Yu, University of Houston: Teaching Cognitive Learning Strategies (PowerPoint 728kB Nov21 08) - talk and discussion

Spreadsheet of results from the sentences activity (Excel 20kB Nov21 08)

9:45-10:30 Five-minute examples drawn from workshop participants

Small group developing an activity. Photo by Carol Ormand.

10:30-10:45 Break with posters

10:45-11:45 Small groups develop tactics for an assignment or activity

11:45-12:30 Brief comments from small groups; form plan for afternoon

12:30-4:00 Work Time
Merry and Dave at work. Photo by Carol Ormand.

Projects:

4:00-6:00 Drawing Conclusions

4:00-5:00 Report outs
5:00-5:30 Recommendations for the community
5:30-6:00 Development of personal reflections, action plans, and workshop evaluation

7:00 Closing Dinner



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