EASL Academy 2.1 Motivation and Metacognition

EASL Academy 2.1 Motivation and Metacognition

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EASL Academy Level 2 Overview

This workshop series will pick up where EASL Academy Level 1 left off and will allow faculty to collaborate with peers who are ready to build toward mastery in engaged and active student learning (EASL).


EASL Academy 2.1 – Motivation and Metacognition

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the psychology of students’ academic experiences and outcomes through two powerful concepts: motivation and metacognition.

Motivation is the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviors. Self-motivated students can succeed in almost any learning environment, but most students need support, guidance, and modeling from the instructor to become motivated to learn. This is especially true for first year students, first generation students, and students from underrepresented populations.

Metacognition (thinking about thinking) is the process by which students learn how to learn through reflection. This cognitive habit helps them to identify learning strategies that work best and how to transfer skills and knowledge to diverse learning environments. From small tweaks to full course redesigns, in this workshop you will learn how motivation and metacognition can be harnessed to improve students’ experiences and outcomes.

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Be introduced to current cognitive science research on the nature and impact of motivation and metacognition on student learning.
  • Practice using these concepts in authentic teaching and learning sample scenarios.
  • Develop a small or large scale intervention to leverage the two Ms in a current or future course to improve student satisfaction and achievement.

Reading – “Self-Determination Theory: Lecture by Ed Deci”

Please note, this is part 1 of a 2-part workshop series. Participants are encouraged to register for both parts.

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All faculty and GTAs are welcome to attend workshops.

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September 14, 2017 from 3:30pm – 4:45pm

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Mell 3550, Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library

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Fall 2017 | EASL Academy 2.1 Motivation and Metacognition
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Last modified: September 8, 2017