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Metacognitive activities can guide students as they:
Activities that promote metacognition should:
* Generative Knowledge Interviewing was originally developed and trademarked by Melissa Peet. See Peet et al. (2010). Watch a Teaching Commons video that introduces the technique and review materials from a past workshop on how to implement the activity in your own class.
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Thinking about thinking: Metacognition. The learning classroom: Theory into practice. Stanford University School of Education.
Tanner, Kimberly D. (2012).
Promoting student metacognition. CBE–Life Sciences Education, 11(2), 113–120.
* Yancey, Kathleen. (1998).
Reflection in the writing classroom. Logan, UT: Utah State UP.
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