Workshop Program

Note: This workshop has already taken place. Follow the links on this page to download the workshop presentations or see other workshop products and outcomes.

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Wednesday, November 19

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

10:00-10:15 Break 
10:15-11:15 Tactics - talks including discussion of assessment

Audio file of student think-aloud (MP3 Audio 796kB Nov21 08) from Kaatje's presentation

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

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

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 

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 

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

  • Ron Narode, Portland State University: Teaching Metacognition with "Think-Aloud Pair Problem-Solving" [TAPPS]

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 


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