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Become an Expert Learner: Metacognition is the Key!

21st Century learners, in all environments, approach learning with different experiences, skill sets, and motivation levels. This interactive address will present cognitive science concepts, such as metacognition and mindset, that can be used to significantly improve performance in any area.  Participants will learn a variety of strategies that can be used to increase meaningful, transferable learning and foster critical thinking and problem solving skills.


Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at LSU. Prior to joining LSU, she spent eleven years at Cornell University, where she received the coveted Clark Distinguished Teaching Award.  Her latest book, Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation, has sold over 10,000 copies.  The most recent of her awards is the 2017 American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students to Pursue Careers in the Chemical Sciences and being named one of four 2017 inductees into the LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction.  She is an elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In November 2007 the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring was presented to her in a White House Oval Office Ceremony. 

Wednesday, January 31 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Kent Campus Center, Hubbell 1 & 2
701 N C St, Indianola, IA 50125, USA

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