ERIC Number: EJ433861
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Vygotsky as Precursor to Metacognitive Theory: I. The Concept of Metacognition and Its Roots.
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v35 n3 p179-92 1991
The concept of metacognition is discussed, with a review of attempts at definition. A. Brown's (1987) four historical roots of metacognition--verbal reports as data, executive control, self-regulation, and other-regulation--are summarized. Influence from the developmental theory of L. S. Vygotsky (1978) may result in a clearer conceptualization of metacognition. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper is the first of three articles on the historical continuity in the study of human cognition.