Teaching Metacognition

Tuesday, January 29 | 11:00AM–12:00PM | Regency Ballroom West (2nd Floor, B-Level)
Session Type: Professional Development
As educators, we teach students “content” but also want to help them develop as learners. Metacognition—the process of thinking about one's own thinking processes and strategies—is essential to both goals, and yet instructors often feel they lack time or expertise to teach metacognitive skills. This session will discuss recent research on teaching metacognition, including a Carnegie Mellon program where metacognitive instruction is integrated into first-year science courses.