SAGE Musings: Teaching Students Metacognitive Strategiespublished Jun 13, 2019 9:01am
Over the past week, I've been reviewing the sets of pages written by each of the Change Agent teams, and I've been struck by just how many of you say that teaching your students about metacognition and metacognitive strategies has been a game-changer for them and for you. Teaching students how to learn has been an ongoing theme throughout the SAGE 2YC project, so maybe this shouldn't surprise me:
- Saundra McGuire presented her work at the 2016 SAGE 2YC Cohort 1 Change Agents' workshop in Madison;
- We ran a book club on Dr. McGuire's book, Teaching Students How to Learn, in fall of 2016;
- Jenny McFarland described how she teaches her students metacognitive strategies at the 2017 SAGE 2YC Cohort 1 Change Agents' workshop in Tacoma, and subsequently wrote a SAGE Musing on Using Bloom's Taxonomy to boost student metacognition; and
- The 2018 SAGE 2YC Cohort 2 Change Agents' workshop included two sessions on teaching students metacognitive strategies.
The three things I have heard about or read, from many Change Agents, is that you now
Are there other metacognitive activities you have incorporated into your teaching? What are they?
Bloom, Benjamin S., 1956 (Editor). Taxonomy of Educational Objectives Handbook I: The Cognitive Domain . Longmans, New York, NY.
McGuire, Saundra, 2015 Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation. Stylus Publishing, Sterling, VA.
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