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Teaching Metacognition: Learning in Mutable

By Sharon Kelly, Teaching Faculty Member and Degree Advisor, Faculty of Management/Educational Counsellor, Student Affairs, VIU I believe in people’s ability to grow, change and develop over time – it was something my mother taught me.  This great potential for… Continue Reading →

Metacognition: Valuable Resources on Thinking about Thinking

  I am fascinated by the field of metacognition. I am fascinated by this notion of ‘learning how to learn’ because I don’t think I really understood learning until I became a teacher. I know I didn’t understand the learning… Continue Reading →

Staying successful in online classes: Tips for instructors and students

We’ve had a number of faculty ask us about how to help students be successful in online environments. The good news is that being a successful student in an online class is not that different than being a successful student… Continue Reading →

5 Key Changes in BC’s New K-12 Curriculum: What are the Implications for Post-Secondary?

By Liesel Knaack, Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University PDF of Blog Post (1.5 MB) British Columbia’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system is being updated and enhanced. New mandated curriculum for Kindergarten (K) to… Continue Reading →

Learning to Learn: Student Study Strategies for Success!

The start of the school year is always an exciting time for learning. It is also an excellent time to share learning strategies with students (and faculty) to assist them in being better learners. The past month I’ve visited many… Continue Reading →

A light-bulb moment 30 years in the making

by Sandra Johnstone, Teaching Faculty, Faculty of Science and Technology, VIU Illumination A few weeks ago I had a busy day. I attended a morning meeting to discuss learning outcomes for our programs in the Earth Science department. In the… Continue Reading →

Goal Setting, Planning (and Monitoring) Skills Part 2: How To Avoid Becoming A One Trick Pony

By Sharon Kelly, Teaching Faculty Member and Degree Advisor, Faculty of Management/Educational Counsellor, Student Affairs, VIU Pardon the mini essay tone of this blog post: I think I wrote this as much for me as for you! Goal setting and… Continue Reading →

Metacognitive Teaching Strategies: Helping Students Learn how to Learn

Session 3: Community of Scholarly Teaching Practice (CoSTP), Fall, 2013 Perhaps the most popular of the fall CoSTP sessions, Metacognitive Teaching Strategies: Helping Students Learn How to Learn generated two engaging discussions related to topics inherent to helping students learn… Continue Reading →

Metacognitive Teaching Strategies: Ways to Help Students Learn about Learning

This past week I hosted a community of practice group for teaching faculty members on the topic of metacognition. They were asked to skim/read over a variety of articles/videos/web summaries (see bit.ly/17fHXHD for the resources). We then made a list… Continue Reading →

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