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Learning and Metacognition

A primary goal of university teaching is to help students learn how to engage with the content around which courses, degrees, and entire disciplines or fields of inquiry are organized. To “pass” a course, “earn” a degree, or “gain entry” into a community of scholars, students must demonstrate a certain level of mastery of knowledge […]

Grading or Copy-Editing?

It’s the end of the term and the air is thick with student papers and bluebooks waiting to be graded. Here’s some food for thought while we sift though the onslaught: What does the amount of ink we spend commenting on each kind of writing task say to students about our priorities for their learning, […]