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KLW Metacognition

  1. 1. Metacognition By: Keri Willis Herricks TEAM Spring ‘08
  2. 2. What is metacognition? <ul><li>Metacognition is the act of </li></ul><ul><li>thinking about thinking. </li></ul>Why is metacognition important? It is an asset for everyone to know how they learn the best.
  3. 3. 3 Stages of Metacognition <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Self Regulation? Why is Self Regulation important? Self Regulation is when you are aware of your strengths & weaknesses; what you know & what you don’t know. It is important because it enables you to know what you need to spend more time on, or less time on.
  5. 5. Th e Self-Regulation Processes <ul><li>Forethought Phase </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Phase </li></ul><ul><li>Self-reflection Phase </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wh at is rote memorization? Rote memorization is the basic function of memory, where the student is given specific information and asked to remember it in a specific way or order.
  7. 7. How do you learn best? <ul><li>In 1983 Dr. Howard Gardner, of Harvard University, developed his theory of multiple intelligences. </li></ul><ul><li>He believed that no two people learned the same way. </li></ul><ul><li>He proposed the following eight different intelligences. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Targeting an Intelligence <ul><li>When writing a lesson plan, most teachers teach to the majority of their students. </li></ul><ul><li>The downside to this that not everyone learns in the same way. </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Views on Metacognition & Memory <ul><li>When teaching it is imperative that I know who my students really are. </li></ul><ul><li>When giving an assignment it is important for me to address as many intelligences as possible. </li></ul>
  10. 10. My Views on Metacognition & Memory <ul><li>Since not everyone remembers things the same way, it is imperative for a teacher to come up with as many “tricks” as they can to help their students. Songs, mnemonic devices, songs, diagrams, games, acronyms and analogies are some examples. </li></ul>

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