Helping Students Find What Works Best for Them: A Small Metacognition Project
This project applies concepts from McGuire’s Teach Students How to Learn (Stylus, 2017). The focus is on metacognition, i.e. encouraging students to discover the study habits that work most effectively for them as individuals. The presenter gave three pre-test questionnaires and three post-test questionnaires to an upper division college class of 24 students. Findings showed that students increased their study times significantly throughout the semester whereas exam averages grew slightly. Students preferred traditional study methods (relying on the text and notes). The presenter will provide qualitative and quantitative student responses. Students expressed appreciation of the exercise through positive instructor evaluations.
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