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Close the Metacognitive Equity Gap by Teaching Students How to Learn

Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire
Jan 01, 2024


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:

  • Describe the process that can help transform students from passive learners who memorize information to active learners who can think critically.
  • Develop and incorporate activities based on cognitive science principles into group presentations and individual student consultations designed to help students develop metacognitive thinking skills.
  • Explain key factors that impact student motivation and develop a strategy to motivate students to take responsibility for their own learning.

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


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