Workshop Leaders

Prof. Daria Mizza

Daria Mizza is a scholar the Department of Educational Studies of the American University in Cairo School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS).

Within the field of curriculum and instruction, Dr. Mizza focuses on educational technology and teaching methodology. She has written extensively about the role of technology in transforming curriculum and instruction, both at higher education and K-12 levels.

Her papers and books stress the importance of a research-based plan and recognize the role of the proactive educators as catalysts for pedagogically enhancing innovative learning solutions, in which a structured framework for instructional design (ID) and the universal design of instruction (UDI) apply.

Designing Technology-Enhanced Activities for Promoting Metacognitive Growth

Learning Outcomes

  1. Draft a metacognitive learning outcome for students and explain the reasoning behind it.
  2. Describe the salient elements that the activity aligned with such outcome should have.
  3. Create an activity to engage students in the metacognitive learning outcome.
  4. Identify, choose, and apply the technology tool/s to enhance the activity.
Workshop Description

In this face-to-face workshop session, participants will focus on a specific metacognitive learning outcome to implement with potential students in their specific learning context. The aim of this interactive workshop is to guide participants through the process of designing a learning activity for promoting metacognitive growth, based on an identified learning outcome and with the help of key technology tools. These include technologies that help stimulate and develop inner dialogue consciously (e.g., student-produced screencasts and online journals) as well as assistive technologies (e.g., software for word prediction and spell & grammar check).

Active and collaborative participation in this workshop is required and students are encouraged to bring their own laptop.

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