Course Description

This course is intended for third and fourth-year students.

This course assists students in developing the skills needed to learn intentionally across academic disciplines and career fields. Through critical readings, videos, discussions, and reflections, students investigate: how the brain works; deep learning strategies; and, how to integrate the new science of learning into life. Explorations of thought formation and memory (metacognition), implementing higher order learning strategies linked to majors, and evaluating strategies’ impacts will be the hallmarks of the course.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define metacognition and apply fundamental metacognitive principles for their academic success within their program(s) of study
  • Practice steps of question formulation, refinement, and application as a learning enhancement tool
  • Employ reflective learning strategies to recognize flaws in their thinking, articulate their thought processes, and revise their efforts (key elements of success through reflection-centered metacognition)
  • Evaluate research on creative and critical thinking
  • Create an integrative, life-long strategic learning plan using strategies that are congruent with metacognitive learning principles

Course Syllabi

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