This purpose of this guide is to provide tips, resources, support, and community for SAC faculty interested in building metacognitive reading practices into their existing curriculum. This guide emphasizes the Reading Apprenticeship (RA) framework supported by the college, which faculty from many college and university campuses find to be helpful for developing metacognitive, critical thinking, and authentic learning experiences for their students across the disciplines.
"Reading Apprenticeship instructional routines and approaches are based on a framework that describes the classroom in terms of four interacting dimensions that support learning: Social, Personal, Cognitive, and Knowledge-Building.
So, for example, teachers work with students to create classrooms where students feel safe to share reading processes, problems, and solutions. Students develop sturdy reader identities. They learn how to monitor their comprehension and how to restore it when it breaks down. And they use schema they have as they build new knowledge."
-The Reading Apprenticeship Framework (WestEd)
"Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking. More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner.
Includes the history of Reading Apprenticeship, it's metacognitive framework, and how faculty are applying it across the disciplines.
Nika Hogan, College National Coordinator of Reading Apprenticeship (WestEd) Explains the Importance of RA Strategies for Community Colleges