Forget resolutions about gym memberships and kale smoothies! This new year, we're diving into the minds of mental mastery with the early pioneers of metacognition. These are the researchers who cracked the code on how we learn, the architects of the internal upgrade that occurs when you commit to deeply learning about your learning. And first up, in this year's spotlight is John H. Flavell, a researcher who could be considered the godfather of metacognition. Flavell deeply explored the operating system of cognition, peering into the hidden gears of our minds, exploring how we monitor our progress, adjust strategies, and become masters of our own learning.
Let's face it, college can be a mental marathon, and who doesn't want to cross the finish line with a victory dance and a brain bursting with knowledge? Get ready to laugh, learn, and level up your mental game as we explore the fascinating research of some great teachers who investigated how you do it. So buckle up, brain-trekkers, the journey to mastering learning starts here with John H. Flavell!