Using Metacognition in the Online Classroom
Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction
metacognition, social studies, online, high school, reflection
With renewed efforts for students to achieve stronger academic gains, educators have been seeking methods to enhance critical thinking skills and student performance in the classroom. The pioneering works in metacognition of John Flavell have provided teachers with insight and strategies to prompt learners to delve deeper into their own learning and to question not only what they learn but how they learn.
Metacognition, the ability to precisely think about the process of learning, has gained traction as an educational tool to engage students in the classroom by making learning student-centered and measurable. In using these practices and modeling practical strategies that students can review their performance on classroom activities, monitor their learning behaviors and elicit stronger academic gains than students who do not use metacognition in their daily learning habits. The purpose of this quantitative, sample selection action research project will be to determine the efficacy of conscious metacognition strategies upon exam scores in a high school history course.
Stich, Claire, "Using Metacognition in the Online Classroom" (2018). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 12.