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Saundra McGuire, Louisiana State University

Teach STEM Students How to Learn: Metacognition is the Key!

Faculty host: Prof. Richards-Babb

Prof. Saundra McGuire

Department of Chemistry

Louisiana State University

Saundra McGuire

Saundra Yancy McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success, Professor Emerita in the Department of Chemistry, and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor at Louisiana State University. She is an internationally recognized chemical educator, author and lecturer who has travelled the globe promoting sure-fire strategies to help students, including those underrepresented in science and math professions, to be successful in their coursework and careers.

All STEM students who are admitted to the institution have the ability to succeed in STEM courses. However, most do not have effective learning strategies, and resort to memorizing information just before tests. This interactive workshop will introduce faculty to cognitive science research-based learning strategies that will help all students experience meaningful, transferable learning. The session will focus on ways to teach STEM students simple, yet powerful learning strategies to ensure success in STEM courses.