Using Metacognition in Class to Increase Student Community and Learning
775 Commonwealth Avenue,Boston MA 02215
This graduate student workshop will be led by Christina Michaud, Master Lecturer and Associate Director of ELL Writing in the CAS Writing Program, and Melanie Smith, Senior Lecturer in the CAS Writing Program. Short, ungraded creative reflective writings and other metacognitive exercises benefit both students and instructors without adding to the burden of grading: we learn more about students’ anxieties, help form teams or study groups based on commonalities, and hear directly from students about the kinds of support that would be useful. In this one-hour workshop, participants will explore strategies for prompting students to reflect on their learning, address their fears of failure as students and writers, and assess themselves and their peers.