Organization Development Network of Western New York

Metacognition for a lifetime of learning ODN of WNY January 2016 Meeting

Posted in Uncategorized by Michael Cardus on December 30, 2015

Organization Development Network of Western New York (ODN of WNY)

January 2016 Meeting Announcement

Metacognition for a lifetime of learning BY: John Draeger, Ph.D

 

  • When: Thursday January 7, 2016 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am (8:30 am to 9:00 am – networking; 9:00 am to 11:30 am – meeting)
  • Where: Canisius Center for Professional Development 300 Corporate Parkway, Suite 130, Amherst, NY 14226

 

Meeting Overview:

This workshop will focus on the role of metacognition in transfer learning. The ability to adapt learning from one context to the next is a key goal in higher education and a skill many industries report wanting in their employees.

In the classroom, professors hope that students will find meaningful connections across all fields of study (e.g., art, business, chemistry, history, literature, psychology) and will adapt skills learned in one learning environment to the next learning opportunity (e.g., reading, writing, critical thinking, quantitative analysis). Likewise, employers want workers who are nimble enough to face new challenges and navigate unforeseen realities.

This interactive session explores the premise that if we are metacognitively aware of our learning strategies, then we can be more effective in transferring learning from one situation to another.

For our purposes, ‘metacognition’ will be defined as the intertwining of awareness (i.e., self-monitoring) and use of that awareness (i.e., self-regulation) around a learning process (e.g., transfer).

The workshop will offer metacognitive strategies that can help individuals become more aware of how to transfer what they learn in from one context to the next (e.g.,self-monitoring) and using that awareness to guide their practice (e.g., self-regulation). With these strategies in hand, we will be better prepared for a lifetime of learning in the classroom, in the workplace, and beyond.
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About the presenter

John Draeger is the Director of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Program and Associate Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Buffalo State.  He teaches courses in ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law.  He divides his research time between work in philosophy and work in the scholarship of teaching and learning. His projects in philosophy include a large project on everyday sexism and respect for persons. His projects in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning include work on higher-order thinking, general education, and metacognition.

Location Notes:

The Canisius Center for Professional Development is located in Amherst, NY. Directions: Take the 290 expressway, and exit on Millersport Highway going north. At the first light (by the Marriott), make a left onto Flint Road. Make a left turn on to Maple Road. At the next signal, make a left turn on to Corporate Parkway. At the stop sign, turn right. The building is on your left side. The parking lot (no charge) is on your right. Complimentary coffee is available.

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