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Cognitive, metacognitive, and motivational aspects of problem solving

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This article examines the role of cognitive, metacognitive, and motivational skills in problem solving. Cognitive skills include instructional objectives, components in a learning hierarchy, and components in information processing. Metacognitive skills include strategies for reading comprehension, writing, and mathematics. Motivational skills include motivation based on interest, self-efficacy, and attributions. All three kinds of skills are required for successful problem solving in academic settings.

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Mayer, R.E. Cognitive, metacognitive, and motivational aspects of problem solving. Instructional Science 26, 49–63 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1003088013286

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Keywords

  • Information Processing
  • Motivational Skill
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cognitive Skill
  • Academic Setting