The foundations of learning are found in the skill of knowing what you do know and why, as well knowing what you don't know and why. This is called “metacognition” and it simply means “beyond the cognition or thinking”.
Working through your ability to use your own prior knowledge to plan a strategy for approaching a learning task, take necessary steps to problem solve, reflect on and evaluate results, and then modify your approach as needed is what this course is all about.
The goal of “teaching strategies” is to help learners become comfortable with these strategies so that they employ them automatically to learning tasks, focusing their attention, deriving meaning, and making adjustments if something goes wrong.
We don’t think about these skills while performing them but, if asked what we are doing, we can usually accurately describe their metacognitive processes.
This is really important. These skills are not only keys for our own survival in environments where we aren’t super comfortable, but skills that allows us to create a connection to what we’re doing that brings about a significance that otherwise wouldn’t have been there.
The ultimate goal for using metacognition as a tool in our rigging is to build relevant solutions to these elements...
What are we actually trying to accomplish and why?
Deal with the conflicts within our systems and or our leadership decisions.
Understand the environment we are working in and have an authoritative solution to the problem.
Develop a succinct process and plan that avoids unnecessary conflict and agree on the solution.
Have a complete call to action or stepped process to complete the “assignment”.
Understand the costs and benefits of a given solution.
Evaluate successful completion
Metacognitive strategies & knowledge
The 3 categories of metacognitive knowledge
Lance lives in Bend, Oregon with his wife of 32 years, his pal Judah (some call him a dog) and his Son/Adventure Partner/Business Partner, Torrey. He has been around rigging and hanging rope for over 25 years. As a true entrepreneur, shiny objects attract him, so focus is challenging. Some of his hobbies include surfing, whitewater-paddle boarding, climbing, and mountain biking.In 2005 Lance started making video training programs, starting with his work with Reed Thorne in the Tower Rescue series. Eventually this turned into the first ever eLearning site for the global rigging community known as Rigging Lab Academy.
- 1.1 Welcome
- 1.2 Quiz
- 2.1 Metacognitive Knowledge & Regulation
- 2.2 Quiz
- 3.1 Construction Phase of Learning
- 3.2 Quiz
- 4.1 Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation... A Success Path
- 4.2 Quiz
- 5.1 Wrap Up