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Fall 2010 Collegium Conference

"Understanding Student Learning"

A Conference Highlighting the ACM-Teagle Collegium on Student Learning and Other ACM Faculty Inquiries into Learning

October 1-3, 2010 at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN

With generous support from the Teagle Foundation, the ACM Collegium on Student Learning has sought over the past two years to deepen faculty members' understanding of how students learn, and, more specifically, how recent research on metacognition — learners' abilities to predict their performance, to monitor their learning, to reflect on progress, and to make adjustments to achieve their goals — might help to strengthen classroom practices.

The Collegium project has involved 15 faculty from 12 ACM colleges working on classroom projects that test out various metacognitive strategies for improving student learning. The "Understanding Student Learning" conference highlighted the findings of these faculty members and, we hope, will continue to generate broader conversation about how recent findings in cognitive science help us improve teaching and learning in our colleges.