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Abstract Title: Exploring Student Ideas About Metacognition
Abstract: Prior research has shown that metacognitive skills are important for student success in higher education. However, little research has been done to explore student understanding of metacognition.  This poster focuses on classroom video collected at a two-week summer College Readiness Program at Rochester Institute of Technology. This summer experience is part of Project IMPRESS (Integrating Metacognitive Practices and Research to Ensure Student Success), which is designed to develop metacognitive skills in first generation and Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) STEM undergraduates. We analyzed an episode from the first full day of the program where the students collaboratively developed a sign for the word "metacognition" for which there is not a sign in American Sign Language. We use this discussion to identify students' initial thoughts and the group's final consensus of what metacognition means.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Rita Dawod
DePaul University
4445 W. Lunt Ave.
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Phone: 224-392-3231
and Co-Presenter(s)
Rita Dawod - DePaul University
Charles Bertram - University of Central Arkansas
Scott V. Franklin - Rochester Institute of Technology
Noah-Kee J. Marks - University of Pittsburgh
Corey Ptak - Rochester Institute of Technology
Martha Rangel – Kansas State University
Eleanor C. Sayre - Kansas State University
Mary Bridget Kustusch - DePaul University