Author Type

Graduate Student

Location

U-Hall 2-078, Atrium

Start Date

28-3-2018 12:10 PM

End Date

28-3-2018 1:00 PM

Presentation Type

Workshop

Abstract

This is a pilot study of metacognition, and how it is defined and utilized by practitioners at Curry College's Program for the Advancement of Learning (PAL) in Milton, Massachusetts. Presently there are several distinct approaches to metacognitive practice in education, pulling from different traditions. Examples are Self Regulated Learning Theory (Bandura, 1997, Zimmerman & Schunk, 2001), which focuses on behavioral problem-solving strategies and their uses, psycho-dynamic developmental approaches (Kegan, 1996), the self-talk approaches of Mindset Theory (Dweck, 2008), dialectic approaches (Montgomery & Baxter 1998) of philosophical traditions (Popper, 1945), and contemplative mindfulness approaches (Gautam, 1999). Educationally these approaches to metacognition are developed through inter-personal, intra-personal, and socially constructed processes. One of the first individuals to champion the use of metacognition in education with students with learning disabilities was Dr. Gertrude Webb (1989), who established the Curry College PAL program in 1970, the nation's first college-level program for students with language-based learning difficulties. For this pilot study I chose to interview three of the PAL program’s faculty.

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Metacognition at the Program for the Advancement of Learning

U-Hall 2-078, Atrium

This is a pilot study of metacognition, and how it is defined and utilized by practitioners at Curry College's Program for the Advancement of Learning (PAL) in Milton, Massachusetts. Presently there are several distinct approaches to metacognitive practice in education, pulling from different traditions. Examples are Self Regulated Learning Theory (Bandura, 1997, Zimmerman & Schunk, 2001), which focuses on behavioral problem-solving strategies and their uses, psycho-dynamic developmental approaches (Kegan, 1996), the self-talk approaches of Mindset Theory (Dweck, 2008), dialectic approaches (Montgomery & Baxter 1998) of philosophical traditions (Popper, 1945), and contemplative mindfulness approaches (Gautam, 1999). Educationally these approaches to metacognition are developed through inter-personal, intra-personal, and socially constructed processes. One of the first individuals to champion the use of metacognition in education with students with learning disabilities was Dr. Gertrude Webb (1989), who established the Curry College PAL program in 1970, the nation's first college-level program for students with language-based learning difficulties. For this pilot study I chose to interview three of the PAL program’s faculty.