This metacognitive forum is intended to help you develop intentional learning practices. It is an opportunity to think about how you processed the learning from the previous week. You are welcome to reference any of the required or supplementary materials, videos, or instructor guidance as well as anything in the text that was not covered in the discussions.
Complete the following sentence starters to create your post:
One new or interesting thing I learned last week was… I found it interesting because…
One thing that went well for me last week was…
Something I could have done differently last week was… This week I will…
After reading the materials and completing last week’s assignments, I’d like to learn more about…
Your initial post is due no later than Day 1, and it must be a minimum of 150 words (including the sentence starters). You will not be able to see the posts of your peers until you have posted in this forum.
Steps of Metacognition [CLOs: 3, 4]
Prepare: Before responding to this discussion, click through the interactive above (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and carefully review the descriptions of each step of metacognition in Section 3.2 of Chapter 3.
Reflect: Metacognitive activities, such as this discussion and the Metacognitive Forums, can help you reflect on your own learning and develop higher-order thinking. As you complete this discussion, you may realize you were not always aware of how and why your thoughts corresponded with your actions in the past. Pausing to analyze why you’re doing what you’re doing can help you improve the final quality of your work.
Assess your progress as an intentional learner by considering each metacognitive step: mulling, connecting, rehearsing, attending, expressing, assessing, reflecting, and revisiting.
Which step do you use with ease? Describe how you use it.
Which step is most challenging for you to use? Why?
Which step do you skip over or ignore completely? Why?
Imagine someone asks, “What kind of student are you?” How would you answer? What would they observe about your study techniques? Consider things such as the following: engagement with course resources (textbook, video, articles, Instructor Guidance, announcements), how often you log in to class, participation in discussion forums, approach to taking quizzes, etc.
Now imagine that same person asks, “What kind of student would you like to be?” List three specific things you are doing to become the student you want to be