Metacognition in Educational Theory and Practice
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Metacognition in Educational Theory and Practice by Douglas J. Hacker
Book DescriptionThis volume presents the most current perspectives on the role of metacognition in diverse educationally relevant domains. The purpose is to examine the ways in which theoretical investigations of metacognition have recently produced a strong focus on educational practice. The book is organized around four general themes relevant to education: metacognition and problem solving, metacognition and verbal comprehension, metacognition and the education of nontraditional populations, and metacognition and studentship. Chapter authors review current literature as it applies to their chapter topic; discuss theoretical implications and suggestions for future research; and provide educational applications. Each chapter describes testable theory and provides examples of how theory can be applied to the classroom. The volume will have wide appeal to researchers and students concerned with the scientific investigation of metacognition, and to practitioners concerned with the cultivation of learning and achievement in their students. The unique contribution of this book to the literature on metacognition is its presentation of the most current research examining specific theoretical aspects of metacognition in domains directly relevant to education. This is especially valuable for the many researchers and practitioners who subscribe to the concept that by fostering metacognitive processes during instruction, more durable and transferable learning can be achieved.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805824827
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 12-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Douglas J. Hacker
Handbook of Metacognition in Education, Paperback (July 2009)
Providing comprehensive coverage of the theoretical bases of metacognition and its applications to educational practice, this Handbook of focused and in-depth discussions from leading scholars in the field sets the standard in scholarship for theoretical research and practical usage in this field.
Metacognition in Educational Theory and Practice, Hardback (April 1998)» View all books by Douglas J. Hacker
This volume describes the recent research that has examined specific theoretical aspects of metacognition in domains of direct relevance to education. It shows that by fostering metacognitive processes during instruction, more durable and transferable learning can be achieved.
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