Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
Enhancing Metacognitive Awareness Through a Cognitive Psychology Course (2012 Project)
In a cognitive psychology course, students are exposed to substantial research about human memory, problem-solving, and decision-making, and are encouraged to consider ways that material can be put to use in their lives. Does this impact their metacognitive awareness and learning strategies? This study investigates this question to determine the extent to which students utilize this information in their own lives. This problem is connected to Quinnipiac's Essential Learning Outcomes in many ways. For example, in an effort to produce information fluency or scientific literacy, it is necessary for students to understand and consider their own memory processes and learning strategies.
Soucie, S. 2014. "Approaches to Enhancing Student Metacognition." Accepted for Participant Idea Exchange at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, Florida, January 2014.