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Promoting General Metacognitive Awareness

  • Gregory Schraw
Part of the Neuropsychology and Cognition book series (NPCO, volume 19)

Abstract

I describe two aspects of metacognition, knowledge of cognition and regulation of cognition, and how they are related to domain-specific knowledge and cognitive abilities. I argue that metacognitive knowledge is multidimensional, domain-general in nature, and teachable. Four instructional strategies are described for promoting the construction and acquisition of metacognitive awareness. These include promoting general awareness, improving self-knowledge and regulatory skills, and promoting learning environments that are conducive to the construction and use of metacognition.

Keywords

Reading Comprehension Educational Psychology Cognitive Skill Goal Orientation Procedural Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory Schraw
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  1. 1.Department of Educational PsychologyThe University of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA

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