Cognitive/exam Wrappers for Metacognition
Help students reflect on their exam/assessment performance in order to improve future performance in your course.
- Promoting metacognitive habits of self-regulation and self-assessment.
- Making exams and major assessments a fruitful learning experience for students rather than just an evaluation of where they stand.
After a major assessment or exam, ask students to reflect on their performance based on particular prompts, e.g. when they got something wrong, why did they get it wrong? What were their challenges, etc. After this, students can try to make changes or seek help to help themselves perform better next time.
Adaptations and examples
This can be done synchronously in class or for students to do on their own time (preferable). It can be done privately, or shared with the teacher.