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ERIC Number: EJ1066304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-8827
The Role of Metacognition in the Language Teaching Profession
Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali Salmani
Journal on Educational Psychology, v2 n1 p1-9 May-Jul 2008
Metacognition is a concept in psychology that refers to a variety of self-awareness process that help learners learn better. It grew out of the developments over the past few decades of cognitive models of learning. This paper presents a brief overview of these models and discusses their main features. It begins with a discussion of behavioristic models of learning, will go on with a discussion of cognitive learning models and ends in an elaboration of constructivist, humanistic and social interactionist models of human learning. It then links these learning models to language learning and discusses how they can be applied to help language learners achieve language competence.
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Language: English
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