Metacognition and Learning

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 113–120 | Cite as

Epistemology, metacognition, and self-regulation: musings on an emerging field

  • Barbara K. HoferEmail author
  • Gale M. Sinatra


The contributors to this special issue explore the connections between metacognition and personal epistemology. This commentary on the five articles addresses definitional concerns regarding both epistemology and metacognition, discusses the conceptual relation between the constructs, critiques methodological approaches, and suggests developmental considerations in this type of research.


Epistemology Epistemic beliefs Metacognition Self-regulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Middlebury CollegeMiddleburyUSA
  2. 2.University of Nevada, Las VegasLas VegasUSA

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