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Research Problem. High D/W/F rate in introductory biology course for majors Data suggests these students may lack metacognitive skills. Metacognitive Process Cycle F rom How Learning Works Ambrose et al 2010. If we don’t teach them these skills, who will?. Research Question.

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Research problem

Research Problem

  • High D/W/F rate in introductory biology course for majors

  • Data suggests these students may lack metacognitive skills

Metacognitive Process Cycle

From How Learning Works

Ambrose et al 2010

If we don’t teach them

these skills, who will?


Research question

Research Question

Specific Research Question:

Does providing practice in metacognitive reflection

affect student exam performance?

  • Research Context: Largeintroductory biology course (n=500!) for science majors at a research university.

  • My question is interesting because: Helping students with metacognitive skills could facilitate their success in our courses and future courses as well.


Research methodology

Research Methodology

Exam

1

Exam

2

Exam

3

Final

Exam

MAI

ReflectionTraining

MAI

Exam Reflection

Exam Reflection

Exam Reflection

Survey

Look for correlation between exam reflection quality

and/or MAI score with exam grades.


Alignment of research question and methodology

Alignment of Research Question and Methodology

Specific Research Question: Does providing practice in metacognitive reflection affect student exam performance?


Research problem

Part of previously used exam reflection


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