Get Students to Focus on Learning Instead of Grades: Metacognition is the Key
Date: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Location: 220 Sullivant Hall
Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Host: Office of Academic Affairs, UCAT, Department of Chemistry
21st Century students come to college with widely varying academic skills, approaches to learning, and motivation levels. Faculty often lament that students are focused on achieving high grades, but are not willing to invest much time or effort in learning. This session will focus on the importance of helping students acquire simple, but effective learning strategies based on cognitive science principles.
Saundra Yancy McGuire will engage in interactive reflection activities that will allow attendees to experience strategies that significantly improve learning while transforming student attitudes about the meaning of learning. Registration requested.
Saundra Yancy McGuire, Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and Retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA has presented on metacognition and student learning at over 100 events, both nationally and internationally.
For more information visit the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching.