ERIC Number: EJ1002054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
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Calibration: What Is It and Why It Matters? An Introduction to the Special Issue on Calibrating Calibration
Alexander, Patricia A.
Learning and Instruction, v24 p1-3 Apr 2013
The burgeoning literatures on students' metacognitive judgments, self-regulation, self-efficacy beliefs, strategic processing, and conceptual change have focused new attention on the nature and measurement of calibration. Calibration, the distance between perceived and demonstrated levels of understanding, capability, competence, or preparedness, is foundational to these critical areas of inquiry. Yet, not enough is known about the nature of calibration or about the best means of gauging the distance between what students' believe and what they show in their cognitive actions and performance. It is the goal of this special issue on "Calibrating Calibration" to provide educational researchers with critical theoretical and methodological information on this pivotal topic.
Descriptors: Measurement, Beliefs, Performance, Students, Metacognition, Self Management, Self Efficacy, Theories, Methods
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