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New Teaching Guide on Metacognition

Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking.  More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner. This new teaching guide, written by CFT Assistant Director Nancy Chick, defines…

Posted on June 24, 2013 in News, Resource, , ,


Making Student Thinking Visible: Metacognitive Practices in the Classroom

by Nancy Chick (CFT Assistant Director) and Katie Headrick Taylor (CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow) Every Friday, the four CFT Graduate Teaching Fellows and Assistant Director Nancy Chick meet to discuss the week’s activities and then explore something substantive, either through readings or guests.  We recently discussed the “Top 12 Teaching and Learning Articles of 2012”…

Posted on March 11, 2013 in Commentary, , , , ,


Metacognition

by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director Thinking about One’s Thinking |  Putting Metacognition into Practice Thinking about One’s Thinking Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking.  More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and…

Posted on February 9, 2013 in ,


Thinking About Metacognition

By Cynthia Brame, CFT Assistant Director   I’ve been thinking a good bit about metacognition lately, which is kind of funny, if you think about it. Metacognition can be defined very simply as thinking about thinking, or more fully as by developmental psychologist John Flavell: “Metacognition refers to one’s knowledge concerning one’s own cognitive processes…

Posted on January 10, 2013 in News, , , , ,


Talking with Faculty About Cognitive Science & Learning (POD Essays on Teaching Excellence)

CFT Assistant Director Nancy Chick previews an essay by John Girash, Harvard University, appearing in Essays on Teaching Excellence published by the Professional and Organizational Network in Higher Education. In “Talking with Faculty About Cognitive Science & Learning,” one of the essays in POD’s new Essays on Teaching Excellence, John Girash of Harvard connects the brain…

Posted on February 16, 2012 in News, , ,


Disciplinary Thinking and Metacognition – A Conference Report

By Derek Bruff, CFT Assistant Director One of the sessions I attended earlier this month at the 2010 POD Network Conference in St. Louis was offered by Matt Kaplan and Deborah Meizlish of the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT). The session was titled “Using Metacognition to Foster Students’ Disciplinary…

Posted on November 29, 2010 in News, , ,