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Rita Margarida Almeida Magalhaes

Post Doctoral Researcher
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science
RIT HHMI Inclusive Excellence
Adjunct Faculty

585-475-5069
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Rita Margarida Almeida Magalhaes

Post Doctoral Researcher
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science
RIT HHMI Inclusive Excellence
Adjunct Faculty

585-475-5069

Currently Teaching

ITDS-150
3 Credits
This course serves two purposes. One is to introduce students to metacognition, reflective practice and self-assessment. Students will explore how the continual assessment of one's own knowledge guides scientific progress in the development of both research and theoretical practice. The second is to apply metacognitive techniques to exploring scientific investigation from a combination of scientific, ethical and societal standpoints. Examples will be drawn from student interest, and may include topics such as: Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters, genetically modified organisms, indoor air quality, invasive species, forensic science. Metacognitive issues such as learning theory, stereotype threat and self-assessment will be explored for their role in the acquisition of scientific knowledge.