This webpage is a summary, written by Carol Ormand, of Marsha Lovett's presentation at the 2008 Educause Learning Initiative conference. Dr. Lovett's slides and a podcast of her presentation can be accessed via the conference website. Teaching Metacognition Improves Learning Metacognition is a critically important, yet often overlooked component of learning. Effective learning involves planning and goal-setting, monitoring one's progress, and adapting as needed. Teaching students that their ability to learn is mutable Teaching planning and goal-setting Giving students ample opportunities to practice monitoring their learning and adapting as necessary Self-Regulated Learning Expert learners consider their learning goals, plan accordingly, and monitor their own learning as they carry out their plans. Expert learners engage in what we call Self-Regulated Learning. Expert Learners Can Be Made Step 1: Teach students that the ability to learn is not a fixed quantity Example: lecture wrappers
Related: Metacognition, Feedback and Scaffolding.
• Self Regulated Learning