Metacognition and Exam Wrappers in Biology part of ACM Pedagogic Resources:ACM Teagle Collegium:Project Reports
This research focuses on first-year, first-semester, prospective biology majors. Historically, these students encounter a challenge adjusting to college-level expectations. While we have recently revamped our introductory course sequence (2008), students have continued to struggle. After learning about metacognitive strategies at the November 2008 ACM Teagle Conference, I was interested in the following two questions: Will an introduction to metacognitive skills help students adjust to college-level biology course expectations? Will there be a difference in student performance when exam wrappers are explicitly included?
Reading Reflection part of ACM Pedagogic Resources:ACM Teagle Collegium:Activities
Biology Knowledge Survey part of ACM Pedagogic Resources:ACM Teagle Collegium:Activities
This Knowledge Survey is designed for use in a first year biology course for biology/science majors. It is based on the first 17 chapters of the Biology textbook by Campbell (but skips chapter 11).