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Guided Discovery and Scoring Rubric for Petrographic Analysis of a Thin Section part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Metacognition:Activities
Dave Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman
A guided discovery approach is used to "unpack" the methods and observations used by "master" petrographers in the petrographic analysis of a thin section. A series of spread sheets are used to ...

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Learning About Thinking and Thinking About Learning part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Affective Domain:Activities
Karl Wirth, Macalester College
A document about learning provides background information for classroom activities to help students be more intentional about their thinking and learning

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Metacognitive Prompting Intervention - Science part of Cutting Edge:Metacognition:Activities
Erin Peters, George Mason University
The model is build on the ideas that students who observe a model, try the thinking task on their own with support, then try another similar thinking task with fading support, will develop self-regulation of the ...

Exam #1 part of Cutting Edge:Metacognition:Activities
Perry Samson, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
The first exam in a class holds an opportunity for metacognitive teaching. At this point the student is open to hearing your message, especially if their outcome is less than they had hoped. This example walks through some strategies for implementing metacognitive teaching wrapped around the first exam.

Challenging Pre-Conceptions part of Cutting Edge:Metacognition:Activities
Perry Samson, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Students carry into class pre-conceptions based on stories they've heard, articles they've read and experiences they've had. One of the best opportunities to teach metacognition is at a 'gotcha' moment when they come to realize their pre-conception is amiss.

Geological Map Problem part of Cutting Edge:Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities
Robert Filson, Green River Community College
This is a lab activity that is designed to help introductory, non-science majors integrate their geological knowledge near the end of the course. In this activity, students work in self-selected groups of up to four per group on the history of a sketch geological map.

Peer Instruction part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Metacognition:Activities
Perry Samson, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Peer instruction may offer some of the richest opportunities for metacognitive teaching. Reciprocal (peer) teaching forces the instructor to use a whole series of metacognitive processes such as determining what ...

Unit 4: Soils, Systems and Society Kit Presentation part of Soils, Systems, and Society
Kathryn Baldwin, Eastern Washington University; Jennifer Dechaine, Central Washington University; Rodger Hauge, Eastern Washington University; Gary Varrella, Washington State University-Spokane
In this unit, students construct and present a standards-based, K–8 Soils, Systems, and Society Kit that consists of lessons and supporting materials around a locally and broadly relevant societal issue that ...

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Unit 3: Discovering Curricular Resources and Teaching Interdisciplinary Lessons that Incorporate the Methods of Geoscience part of Exploring Geoscience Methods
James Ebert, SUNY College at Oneonta; Scott Linneman, Western Washington University; Jeff Thomas, Central Connecticut State University
This unit provides pre-service teachers in methods courses with resources for teaching geoscience content and utilizing the methods of geoscience. Pre-service teachers will prepare an annotated bibliography of ...

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What Do You Know Now? part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Metacognition:Activities
Perry Samson, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
An opportunity to offer metacognitive teaching arises from the simple question "what do you know now that you didn't before (whatever)"? This simple question can be asked after a reading, a lecture, a lab or other unit of student activity. The thrust is to force the student to consider what they've been exposed to and reflect on what they've learned. Did the activity change their opinion? Did this activity help them identify an analogy?

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