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7.0 Thinking about ThoughtThroughout this book, we make the case that college is really quite different from high school. Sure, thesocial life is different, and there are different pressures in college, perhaps a family to support or a jobschedule to coordinate with studies. But the two most fundamental differences involve expectations—theexpectation that you will be independent and take responsibility for your actions and the expectation thatyou will think for yourself.Remember the heavy “thinking” you did in high school? Most of it was recalling facts or information youhad previously committed to memory. Perhaps in some courses you were asked to support a statementor hypothesis using content from your textbook or class. Your thinking in high school was very structuredand tied closely to reflecting what was taught in class.In college, you are expected to think for yourself; to access and evaluate new approaches and ideas; tocontribute to your knowledge base; and to develop or create new, fresh ideas. You will be required todevelop and use a variety of thinking skills—higher-order thinking skills—which you seldom used in highschool. In college, your instructors' roles will be not only to supply a base of new information and ideas,as good instructors will challenge you to stretch your skills and knowledge base through critical andcreative thinking. Much of their teaching involves the questions they ask, not the directions they give.Your success in college education—and in life beyond college—is directly linked to becoming a betterand more complete thinker. Becoming a better and more complete thinker requires mastering some skillsand consistent practice.7.1 It's All In Your HeadLearning ObjectivesUnderstand metacognition and how to apply it to your learning.Identify personal metacognition by taking theMetacognitive Inventory PreTest.Discuss strategies to improve personal metacognitionTake theMetacognitive Inventory PreTestbefore reading this chapter and record percentage resultsbelow:Metacognitive skills enable individual’s to analyze one’s own thinking skills and processes throughstrategies such as planning, monitoring, and revising the progress of cognitive skills.View the Metacognition Video:Metacognition is essential to successful learning It enables individuals to better manage their cognitiveskills by:
Determining weaknesses that can be correctedConstructing new cognitive skillsBecome more strategicPlan, sequence, and monitor their learning in a way that directly improves performanceDECLARATIVE KNOWLEDGEThe factual knowledge the learner needs before being able to process or use critical thinkingrelated to the topicKnowledge of one’s skills, intellectual resources, and abilities as a learnerPROCEDURAL KNOWLEDGEThe application of knowledge for the purposes of completing a procedure or process

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Fall
Professor
Professor.Shoemaker
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English, Logic, It, Benjamin Bloom

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