A Brief Follow Up on Meta-Cognition

By Matt Smith

Following up from my recent blog on Meta- Cognition here is a brief update that seems to give some support to how useful it could be.  I am  continuing to try the original idea and will report back any findings.

Update Link

http://johntomsett.com/2015/02/13/this-much-i-know-about-the-golden-thread-from-evidence-to-student-outcomes/

Original Blog Link

https://whatseemstowork.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/meta-cognition-what-i-am-thinking-about-in-an-exam/

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Meta-Cognition: What I am thinking about in an exam

By Matt Smith

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I am always telling my students to use the information in the case study when answering an essay question.  There are so many posters and clues that can help guide their answer.  However, many do not make full use of the case study in an exam situation.  I came across this post by John Tompsett which explains a way to tackle this problem. He simply annotated a case study with what he was thinking and so showed his students how they could use the information given. Continue reading