ERIC Number: ED477315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
The Role of Metacognition in Facilitating Conceptual Change.
Yuruk, Nejla; Ozdemir, Omer; Beeth, Michael E.
This paper describe the intertwined nature of metacognition and conceptual change and proposes a taxonomy that classifies the types of metacognitive knowledge and activities that are likely to influence the change in students' conceptions. The initial conceptual change model is introduced to provide background and context for the theoretical argument, and a summary of the other theoretical approaches is drawn to explain the change in students' conceptions. The definition of metacognition is presented along with the prominent taxonomies proposed to explain the facets of metacognition and the problems associated with these taxonomies. Finally, a review of the research that aimed to improve students' conceptual development through their metacognition is provided. (KHR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Processes, Metacognition, Science Education, Teaching Methods
Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Philadelphia, PA, March 23-26, 2003).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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