CUES Workshop – 'Get Students to Focus on Learning Instead of Grades: Metacognition is the Key'

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 9:30am

The Center for University Education Scholarship (CUES) presents an interactive workshop titled "Get Students to Focus on Learning Instead of Grades: Metacognition is the Key!" by Saundra McGuire.

Description: 21st Century students come to college with widely varying academic skills, approaches to learning and motivation levels. Faculty often lament that students are focused on achieving high grades, but are not willing to invest much time or effort in learning. This session will focus on the importance of helping students acquire simple, but effective learning strategies based on cognitive science principles. We will engage in interactive reflection activities that will allow attendees to experience strategies that significantly improve learning while transforming student attitudes about the meaning of learning. 

McGuire will be available for informal discussion with workshop participants from 11-11:30 a.m.

UA faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend. Registration is required, offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is limited to 240 participants. Light refreshments will be served during the workshop.

To register, please complete the form at:

You will receive a confirmation of your registration and further details prior to the event. However, if you have any immediate questions, please contact Debra Tomanek,

UA Employees
Main Campus
Student Union Memorial Center, North Ballroom
Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US
contact info & links
Contact Person: 
Deb Tomanek
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Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact, Deb Tomanek.