Close the Metacognitive Equity Gap by Teaching Students How to Learn

Many students from underrepresented groups struggle in college—not from lack of ability, but because they lack the critical thinking skills required for success. These skills can be increased rapidly and substantially by teaching students metacognitive learning strategies. This interactive workshop presents effective learning strategies based on cognitive science research. Participants engage in activities that demonstrate strategies that transform students’ attitudes about the meaning of learning, leading to increased student success, confidence, and motivation.

By the end of this seminar, learners can:

Saundra McGuireProfessor Emerita and Director Emerita, Chemistry and Learning Support, Louisiana State University