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Metacognition refers to the monitoring of one's own thought processes and one's existing state of knowledge and this textbook overviews the topic and its applications with regard to the needs of students of psychology, education and educational psychology. Easy-to-conduct demonstrations are included for students to try for themselves as vivid illustrations of the course material and biographies introduce students to some of the most influential leaders in metacognition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412939720
ISBN-10: 1412939720
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Dunlosky

John Dunlosky is Associate Professor of Psychology at Kent State University. He received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Washington in 1993. He has been extensively involved in metacogntive research, both theoretical and applied, for over 15 years and has written journal articles and book chapters and has edited monographic volumes on the topic, including Hacker, Dunlosky, and Graesser's Metacognition in Educational Theory and Practice (LEA, 1998). He has worked with grants from the Department of Education, the National Institute on Aging, and elsewhere on applied cognitive research and applying metacognition to learning. He is on the editorial board of the newly established journal Metacognition and Learning. Janet Metcalfe is Professor of Psychology and of Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University. She has been extensively involved in metacognitive research, both theoretical and applied, for over 15 years and has written journal articles and book chapters and has edited monographic volumes on the topic, including Metcalfe and Shimamura's Metacognition: Knowing about Knowing (MIT, 1994). She is on the editorial board of the newly established journal Metacognition and Learning.

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