17 Apr

Over the last few months a colleugue and I have been thinking about ways of encouraging metacogniton in our students, and I was stimulated to think about it again by an interesting paper from Carolyn Mair of Southampton Solent University at the HEA STEM Conference last week :

Carolyn’s paper

At UEL, we’ve been looking at how to facilitate metacognition and have been looking at Stephen Chew’s work from Samford University in Alabama.

Chew has produced a series of five videos taking students through various aspects of metacognition that are a really useful basis for thinking about how to get this stuff across to students

There is also an interesting paper by Chew in one of the APS journals that looks at the theory behind the videos. I  need to do a lot more thinking about this, as it seems like something we are not properly addressing at the moment

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