- Year 2018
- NSF Award #1556983
- Registration Current Noyce Scholar
- First Name Maria
- Last Name Garcia
- Discipline Biology
- Institution Stephen F. Austin State University
Students are expected to graduate high school with a strong foundation in many skills in order to become productive citizens. Some of the most important of these skills include: critical-thinking, problem-solving, analyzing, communication, and adaptability (Saavedra, 2012). One way to increase this skill set in students is by teaching them to understand their own metacognition (or to become self-aware and understanding of one’s thought process). The recent increase of technology that is happening in school systems all over the United States is an effective tool for teaching students to begin understanding their own thought process. The learning-to-learn strategy is a technique in which the student pursues their own learning (Andersen, 2016) and by integrating technology with a metacognitive approach, students will gain a foundation of learning that will aid them in becoming a lifelong learner. These metacognitive activities can be implemented in many day to day classroom activities such as: presentations, posters, independent/group study, and etc. This technique can help prepare and create well-rounded students for life outside of highschool strengthen their metacognition; thus, strengthening their skills. The goal of this poster is to help STEM teachers effectively incorporate Learning-to-Learn in their classroom.