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November 15, 2016
What is learning?
Learning is comprehending a topic or subject through instruction.
Metacognition: knowing how you know what to do
Think about thinking
Before note taking
Am I interested?
After note taking
Did I keep concentration?
Did I get my point across?
Transfer of info from short to long term memory
Acquiring specific info in content areas
Help students develop habits that help in learning
Metacognition: refers to awareness of one’s own mental processes, that is, knowing how you know what to do
Find the area of a triangle with the height of 2 inches and a base of 4 inches.
It entails an effort to manage one’s own thoughts through conscious planning
People who have good metacognitive skills understand their own behaviors, employ mental strategies that they can verbalize, and evaluate the quality of their thinking
Students with good metacognitive skills are better comprehenders
Metacognition is thinking about thinking
Note-taking and Metacognition
Before lecture begins:
What is my purpose for listening to this lecture?
Am I interested in this topic, and if not, how will I increase interest and concentration?
After the lecture:
Did I achieve my purpose?
Did I maintain concentration and deal with comprehension failures?
Learning can be defined minimally as a cognitive process involving the transfer of information from short-term memory to long-term memory.
Learning can be defined in terms of acquisition of specific information in content areas
Connections between schemas
The focus of this lesson will be on studying strategies that help students retrieve and retain information
Also , test preparation, especially high-stakes reading assessments