USG Teaching and Learning Conference - April 4-6, 2018 - Athens Georgia
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Wednesday, April 4 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Pre-service Teachers’ use of Metacognitive Learning Strategies in K-8 Mathematics Content Courses

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Heidi Eisenreich, Eryn Stehr, Deborah Walker

Some high school students are given A’s on tests without being required to spend much time studying. When they reach university coursework, they may not understand how to study. After participating in a book study at their institution, two professors in a mathematics department identified a need to help their students become reflective and independent while they learned K-8 mathematics. Using Dr. Saundra McGuire’s book, Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation, as a model, we implemented a metacognitive learning strategies presentation in the fall semester after students completed and received their first graded test. We asked students to complete weekly Google Forms as opportunities for reflection and accountability. We used their responses to identify effective strategies and explore students’ use of strategies. We will share our findings from eight weeks of student responses. From this session, faculty of all disciplines will learn about metacognitive learning strategies, including some they may incorporate into lessons in the following week.

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Deborah Walker

Interim Director, CTE, Georgia Southern University

Wednesday April 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room Q

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