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Get STEM Students to Focus on Learning Instead of Grades: Metacognition is the Key!

All STEM students who attend Xavier University have the ability to succeed in STEM courses. However, most do not have effective learning strategies, and resort to memorizing information just before tests. This interactive workshop will introduce faculty to cognitive science research-based learning strategies that will help all students experience meaningful, transferable learning. The session will focus on ways to teach STEM students simple, yet powerful learning strategies to ensure success in STEM courses.

Dr. Saundra Y. McGuire is a Professor of Chemistry and Associate Vice Chancellor for Learning, Teaching & Retention at Louisiana State University. Dr. McGuire has been teaching chemistry and working in the area of learning support for the past 40 years. She received a B.S. degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, her M.S. from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

  • Led by: Dr. Saundra McGuire, LSU Associate Vice Chancellor for Retention, Learning & Teaching
  • Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
  • Time: Noon - 1:15 PM
  • Location: Mellon Seminar Room - Library 532B
  • Sponsor: Center for the Advancement of Teaching

To register: Lunch will be served. RSVP to or call x7512

Tags: metacognition, STEM, learning, outside speaker
Format: presentation
Event ID: 01134

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