Improving students’ metacognitive skills makes abstract thinking visible. Visible problems are much easier to dissect, diagnose and solve. In essence, by helping students develop their metacognitive skills, we provide them a broadly applicable framework for learning. There is nothing like a useful framework. Frameworks provide structure to abstract ideas and processes. For example, during the […]
Tutors provide a valuable point-of-contact service for their institutions. Tutor reports must extend beyond merely reporting the number of students who receive tutoring, quantity of tutor sessions, and other basic information. Metacognitive peer tutors generate indispensable data that can be used to enhance learning center programs and practices, and to inform institutional instruction. For example, […]
Successful students take ownership of their learning. While some fear that students owning their learning may be too much responsibility, this article shows that it can actually lead to freedom. When I was a freshman college football player, I was placed on the depth chart behind another player who was the coaching staff’s crown jewel […]
Part two of A Metacognitive Tutoring Model, included an example of locating and clarifying a problem in which the students’ underlying problem was an insufficient understanding of the task. This article shares an additional example of locating and clarifying a students’ note-taking problem. One hallmark outcome of metacognitive tutoring is an increase in students’ […]
Part one of A Metacognitive Tutoring Model, provided an overview of the program. This article starts our exploration of key elements of metacognitive tutoring with locating and clarifying problems in student learning. Think about the last time you had a problem with your vehicle. If you’re like most of us, your car stopped making the […]
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