Metacognition, abilities, and developing expertise: What makes an expert student?

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The main argument of this article is that metacognition is an important part of human abilities, which are, in turn, forms of developing expertise. To the extent that our goal is to understand the bases of individual differences in student academic success, we need to understand metacognition as representing part of the abilities that lead to student expertise, but only as part.

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Sternberg, R.J. Metacognition, abilities, and developing expertise: What makes an expert student?. Instructional Science 26, 127–140 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1003096215103

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Keywords

  • Individual Difference
  • Main Argument
  • Academic Success
  • Human Ability
  • Student Expertise