Metacognition Presentations

Get Students to Focus on Learning Instead of Grades: Metacognition is the Key!

When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Where: 220 Sullivant Hall

Audience: All (open)


21st Century students come to college with widely varying academic skills, approaches to learning, and motivation levels. Faculty often lament that students are focused on achieving high grades, but are not willing to invest much time or effort in learning. This session will focus on the importance of helping students acquire simple, but effective learning strategies based on cognitive science principles.


Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire will engage in interactive reflection activities that will allow attendees to experience strategies that significantly improve learning while transforming student attitudes about the meaning of learning.


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Metacognition: The Key to Accelerated Success for Graduate Students and Their Students

When: Friday, February 17, 2017 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Where: MBI Auditorium

Audience: Graduate Students


Graduate and professional school students often face challenges adjusting to a new set of demands – acing coursework, preparing for cumulative examinations, assuming teaching duties, and producing research results.  This session will present metacognitive learning strategies and time management tools that graduate students can teach their students and that they themselves can use to “step up their game” so that their success in graduate school will equal or exceed their success in undergraduate school.


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Speaker Information: Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire, Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and Retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA has presented on metacognition and student learning at over 100 events, both nationally and internationally.



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