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Yes!  Nilson's book is a gold mine of strategies for instructors who what to teach students to be metacognitive about their learning.  Also, I think 
The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony With Your Brain Paperback by Terry Doyle and Todd Zakrajsek is a great book for students to understand why metacognitive learning strategies are effective.  

I've found that just teaching students that learning is a process, and giving them specific strategies is hugely effective.  Whereas often we hear that it takes a certain minimum number of tutoring sessions or learning strategies sessions to improve student performance, I and others have found that only one session providing students information about metacognition, Bloom's Taxonomy, and learning strategies can effect a paradigm shift that significantly increases learning. 

There's no right or wrong way to do this, so I encourage everyone to just jump in and try it.  I think you'll be very pleased, as Lee Ann was, at the results.  Below are references to a couple of papers that demonstrate this.  In both cases we spent one 50 minute class period teaching students metacognitive learning strategies (e.g. reading for understanding, doing homework thoughtfully, practicing teaching the material to others) and we found a significant increase in student performance on the next exam and in the course. 

Effect of Teaching Metacognitive Learning Strategies on Performance in General Chemistry Courses, Elzbieta Cook, Eugene Kennedy, Saundra McGuire, 	Journal of Chemical Education, 2013, 90, 961-7.

Metacognition: An Effective Tool to Promote Success in College Science Learning, Ningfeng  Zhao, Jeffrey Wardeska, Saundra McGuire, Elzbieta Cook
	March/April 2014 issue of Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 43, No. 4, pages 48-54.

This stuff works!  :-)


Wishing everyone a great end to the semester and a wonderful summer!
Saundra

Saundra McGuire, Ph.D. 
(Ret) Assistant Vice Chancellor  & Professor of Chemistry
Director Emerita, Center for Academic Success
Louisiana State University




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One of my colleagues and I used Linda Nilson's book (Creating Self-Regulated Learners) as the basis for our FYS class last fall.  The quick reference assignments chart in the front of the book is immensely helpful in designing and modifying class assignments to teach students how to be more metacognitive.  We used many of the "wrappers" as described in the book to help our students heighten their conscious  awareness of the learning process.  By the end of the semester, we were very pleased to discover that students were able to demonstrate their understanding of self-regulated learning.  I highly recommend this book to professors in any content area who want to help students become better learners.

Lee Ann Adams
Reading Specialist
Indiana University East
School of Education
Tom Raper Hall 344
2325 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN  47374

Phone:  765-973-8359



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On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 12:08 PM, Jered Wasburn-Moses <[log in to unmask]>
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> Hi, all-looking for a little advice.
>
> I'm considering re-working my basic training curriculum to center 
> around some "common read" about metacognition and learning theory. I 
> have found a few candidate books. I would like both feedback on any of 
> these texts, as well as any a reference for any others I should be considering.
>
> I am happy to take responses either on- or off-list.
>
> Thanks!
>
> The four are, in no particular order:
>
> Kolencik & Hillwig (2011). Encouraging Metacognition: Supporting 
> Learners through Metacognitive Teaching Strategies.
> Brown, Roediger, & McDaniel (2014). Make It Stick: The Science of 
> Successful Learning.
> Nilson (2013). Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to 
> Strengthen Students' Self-Awareness and Learning Skills.
> Tate (2012). "Sit and Get" Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional 
> Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain.
>
>
> Jered Wasburn-Moses
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> Success Skills Coordinator
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