Learning to Learn

An article on “metacognition” at the university level.

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/01/31/colleges_try_to_use_metacognition_to_improve_student_learning

The PSP/TSP  process improvement model encapsulates this approach. the Process Improvement Proposal includes a problem statement, a root cause analysis, and change proposal. This is a big part of what makes PSP/TSP work. PSP is convincing because the student uses his or her own data to draw conclusions.

One thing that separates PSP and TSP from other reflective approaches is the personal measurement and data feedback. That precise feedback is an important element of “deliberate practice”. Other important elements to enabling the learning include a supportive environment, coaching, and repetition of technique. Sound familiar?

 

 

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About Bill Nichols

PhD in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University I'm a software team coach and instructor with the TSP Team at the Software Engineering Institute
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