HIGH IMPACT PRACTICES: EIGHT KEY ELEMENTS
IDENTIFY YOUR HIPS
-(N. Silver "The Reflective Pedagogies and the Metacognitive Turn in College Teaching" 2013)
What are some ways your students are doing this already?
What could be a "meaning making" assignment in your class?
An example: A reflective assignment was used after the first and second exam in 2011. Performance increased significantly.
Metacognition: An Effective Tool to Promote Success in College Science Learning By Ningfeng Zhao, Jeffrey G. Wardeska, Saundra Y. McGuire, and Elzbieta Cook 2012 Journal of College Science Teaching
Preview and Forecast. Students think ahead. they consider where they are going, and what they are doing, and why.
Practice, lots of practice (workshop feel)
Check Learning. Ask students specifically what they've learned in class -- what skills they might add to a resume.
Modeling. Instructor reflects in front of students, at key times.
Apply lessons learning the classroom to their chosen career field or other context
Self-assessment. Student becomes aware of own learning and processes.
Look up one of these articles, skim, and find one point that works for your classroom.
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