Alexandra Daemicke Hansen
I am a lecturer for BIOS 110, Biology of Cells and Organisms, and BIOS 343, Animal Physiology. While it is always my goal of as an instructor to have students finish the semester with a deeper understanding of the biological world and appreciation for the course material, something I argue to be equally as important is the role that I can play in facilitating change in the way students think critically and approach their learning. More specifically, I am a firm believer in the power of metacognition in the learning process and strive to help student develop strong reflective learning skills that they can apply to their future academic and professional pursuits!
My past research interests were in understanding how metacognitive instruction impacts the unique challenges to learning the concepts and skills involved in biological science courses, as well as how to construct course curriculum that maximizes the development of higher order thinking skills.
MS, Northern Illinois University
BS, Loyola University Chicago