For the 2017-2018 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Reading Circle we will be discussing Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students’ Self-Awareness and Learning Skills by Linda Nilson. This book is highly recommended and focused on college students and how faculty/instructors can help “students better understand and foster their own deep learning.” Self-regulated learning is a key tool to help High Impact Programs (HIPs) courses work effectively. This is an issue that relates to both of the themes that CETL has been focusing on this year, and we thought that it would be an excellent topic to discuss and learn more about.
Reading Circle Book
The Secret of Self-Regulated Learning by Linda Nilson
Additional Resources Referenced in the Book
Learning (Your First Job) by Robert Leamnson: essay that addresses a "wide variety of cognitive topics"
Learning to Learn by Karl Wirth and Dexter Perkins (2008): can also be used as a student reading, but it longer than the Leamnson essay
Metacognitive Awareness Inventory by Schraw and Dennison (1994). Could use a subset of this, as it assesses several different metacognitive skills.
Study guides and strategies by Landsberger
Metacognitive Activities Inventory (MCAI) by Cooper and Sandi-Urena (2009) to self-assess self-regulated learning skills
Visual Syllabi examples from The Chronicle of Higher Education
How to get the most out of studying through Samford University. Series of short videos aimed at helping student study and learning skills