Students Solve Problems Better When They Think Critically

9 02 2010

February 7, 2010
Chronicle of Higher Education
How Students Can Improve by Studying Themselves
Researchers at CUNY’s Graduate Center push ‘self-regulated learning’

. . . College students of all types, not just obviously struggling students who are assigned to remedial classes, will learn better if they think critically about their own studying.

“Errors are part of the process of learning, and not a sign of personal imperfection,” Mr. Zimmerman says. “We’re trying to help instructors and students see errors not as an endpoint, but as a beginning point for understanding what they know and what they don’t know, and how they can approach problems in a more effective way.”