ERIC Number: ED246113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Motivational and Metacognitive Aspects of Strategy Use and Transfer.
Weed, Keri; And Others
The influences of locus of control, awareness of control and metacognition on the use and transfer of a trained strategy were examined. Specifically, it was hypothesized that internal locus of control would be associated with more strategic performance, and that those children who were able to both accurately assess their performance with and without using the trained strategies and who realized that the effective strategy was responsible for their improved performance would be more likely to maintain and generalize the strategy. Two groups of third and fourth graders were trained to use two differentially effective strategies in a self-paced free-recall task. In addition, one of these groups received monitoring training designed to facilitate awareness of the effects of strategy usage. Results supported the hypothesis that children with knowledge and awareness of factors influencing success and failure will maintain use of a trained strategy. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).