345-101-MQ, Life as an Experiment
The prime focus of this course will be analyzing the nature and historical context of learning and metacognition. Students will explore how individuals acquired knowledge and then reflect on the ways in which they learn. During the term students will use active and experiential learning strategies to demonstrate how metacognitive techniques and theories affect their learning styles. Students will be guided through this course by first delving into the notion of metacognition and then applying learning strategies that will be presented in workshops and mini-lectures. The primary aim of this course is to have the student reflect on the usefulness of these metacognitive theories by applying them to assignments and projects assigned to them during the term. If knowledge is power, I invite you to come and participate in the process of learning about how you learn best.