Helping Students Make Sense of New Material
These four metacognitive activities help students connect new lessons to prior learning, find patterns, and assess their strengths and weaknesses by articulating what they know and what they don’t.
April 13, 2022
This video was adapted from the Edutopia article “5 Metacognitive Questions for Students Learning New Material.” For even more information on activities cited in this video, please see the following:
- Alberto J. Cañas and Joseph D. Novak’s 2009 paper “The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct and Use Them”
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ webpage What Is Notice and Wonder? (activity originally developed by Annie Fetter and the Math Forum)
- Kimberly D. Tanner’s 2017 article “Promoting Student Metacognition”