Metacognition and the Learning Process | TTLL Season 2, Episode 4

Oct 17, 2023, 09:00 AM


Transcript of Season 2, Episode 4 

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Episode Summary

Thinking about one’s thinking is a rather unintuitive and fraught process, especially if we’re in a learner/student context! But this conversation, and Prof. Dan Simons research, might be a big help to jumpstarting that metacognition analysis. Hope you enjoy some connections between scam artists, signal to noise, pattern bias, incentive structures and a student’s journey through higher education. 

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About the guests 

Daniel J. Simons is a Professor in Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Emelie Mies is a Technology Support Specialist at the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at UIUC.