Pedagogy: Stimulating Awareness/Provoking Engagement--Metacognition, Active Learning, & Supportive Technology in the Literature or Composition Classroom

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
contact email: 

COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, Birmingham, Alabama, 52nd Annual Conference

Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203, 1-855-516-1090

                                                                                                                                    March 31-April 2, 2022

250- to 500-word proposals, with title, for 15-minute papers/presentations treating pedagogy on the use of metacognition strategies in the context of active learning & appropriate technological support in teaching literature or composition in classroom settings.  Metacognition encompasses “learning how we learn” activities and techniques.  Active learning presumes learner-based instruction, and may include problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning, online discussion boards, or other forms of active learning, including the use of technology in the digital humanities—PowerPoint, SmartBoards, student response systems, Smartphones, IPhones, IPads, IPods, social media (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat,), whether in F2F, online,  hybrid or flipped courses.

 The form(s) discussed can be new in themselves or a novel use of an older modality, particularly regarding the effectiveness of such a scheme as tested with success in the classroom, perhaps accompanied by cautionary tales of what worked less well.  Consideration of how to frame such metacognitive, active learning, &/or IT models for effective use to ensure student participation is welcomed.  In this context, consideration of the special needs of the Covid classroom are also welcome.  Finally, attention to recent literature on the subject to show the relation of what you are doing to what has been done, including theoretical concerns, remains an important consideration.

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