“Cognition” is another word for “thinking”. Metacognition, then, is thinking about your own thinking. Cynthia Brame at Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching has this terrific quote by John Flavell in her post, Thinking About Metacognition:
I am engaging in metacognition if I notice that I am having more trouble learning A than B. John Flavell (1976)
Metacognition is thinking about your own thinking.
More grad students and postdocs want to take the course we teach at UCSD about teaching and learning in higher education, The College Classroom, than we can accommodate. This Quarter, we accepted 40 participants. The class meets for one 90-minute class each week.…
My trek from geeky highschool student to
Associate Director at the Center for Teaching Development at the University of California, San Diego has definitely followed the alternative academic career path.
What path will you take? (Image: You choose your path by James Wheeler on flickr CC via Compfight)
When I finished my Ph.D.…
One way to achieve effective, evidence-based teaching and learning in higher education is train the next generation of university faculty, today’s graduate students. Then, year after year, a new wave of trained instructors will march into lecture halls around the world until every instructor-thru-professor has a practical and theoretical background in teaching and learning.…
Ahh, that feels good.
Six months ago, I completed my job at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC and moved 2200 km south to San Diego, CA. Make that 1400 miles.
The Sun is rising on a new adventure.
[Note: this post began as a comment I left on a post by Maria Anderson (@busynessgirl on twitter). She announced she's heading to a new job. I recently did that, too...]
As I announced recently, I’m leaving UBC and Vancouver for a new position at the University of California, San Diego.…
I have really exciting news: In August, I’ll be leaving UBC and Vancouver to take up the position as Associate Director of the Center for Teaching Development at UC San Diego! The new Director, Beth Simon, has gotten everyone fired up about learning how to be better instructors.…