Fostering metacognitive skills and critical thinking is a topic covered multiple times and in multiple ways in the Institute to Credential Special Learning Needs Resource Specialists. It's a topic everyone in education should value so I'm going to share some great posts from previous SLN participants and ask everyone out there to share their thoughts.
This is a topic I'll be presenting on at Elgin Community College this Saturday morning as they host the APC 509 15th Annual Adult Educator's Fall Conference. Then I will share the same information at the Forum for Excellence in Bloomington on September 22nd.
Let's start a discussion here beginning with suggestions from Cathy Kramer of Waubonsee Community College:
"I would start by sharing my own thought processes. What am I doing
while reading? How will I organize my thoughts? How will I find out the
information I don’t know. I like to share how I write down EVERYTHING
I have to do during the day in the morning, even if it seems like I
wouldn’t forget. Marking each thing off my list gives me a sense of
accomplishment. Overtime, this has given me a real sense of how long
each task will take to perform so that I can better organize my day."
What do you do to foster metacognitive skills and critical thinking?