Strategies for Developing Metacognitive Skills in Learners

February 25
Campus Library, Room CL-221/222
530 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco CA


Strategies for Developing Metacognitive Skills in Learners

Led by:

Mark E. Quirk, EdD
Vice President for Medical Education Outcomes
American Medical Association

While there is literature suggesting how to develop metacognitive skills in our learners, it takes practice to implement these strategies. In this workshop participants will identify opportunities in their educational environment to enhance metacognition. They will use role play to practice the skills of encouraging metacognition when interacting with learners.  At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Use phrases associated with teaching styles to encourage learners to develop metacognitive skills
  • Reflect on the learner’s  potential for common cognitive ‘biases’
  • Design opportunities and assign tasks that enable learners to develop metacognitive skills.


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UCSF School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of two AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Course No. MGR14075