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ERIC Number: EJ1016949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
On Metacognition
Coles, Alf
For the Learning of Mathematics, v33 n1 p21-26 2013
The most common distinction within research in metacognition, is between metacognitive knowledge and metacognitive skill. This distinction leads to a teaching dilemma: which aspect to prioritise? As part of an enactivist study, I analyse the development of student metacognition in one teacher's mathematics classroom. While it is possible to view events in terms of metacognitive knowledge and skill, I argue that metacognition can also be seen as a way of teaching and learning that occasions a transformation of classroom discourse and practice. From this perspective, metacognition is a meta-category, encompassing both knowledge and skill but not reducible to those components and, hence, avoiding the teaching dilemma.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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