ERIC Number: ED440842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-28
The Impact of Students' Perceptions on Their Metacognitive Development: A Case Study.
Case, Jennifer; Gunstone, Richard; Lewis, Alison
This case study suggests that there are important links between students' perceptions and metacognitive development. David was one of five students who were interviewed in the second semester of a second year chemical engineering course in which the fundamental concepts of the discipline are first encountered. This paper assesses David's way of understanding supported by an examination of his perceptions and interpretations of a number of different aspects of the course. Specifically, analyzing David's experience has shown how it is possible for inappropriate perceptions to seriously hamper metacognitive development. Uncovering and engaging with student perceptions is therefore an important dimension of teaching for enhanced metacognition. (CCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).