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ERIC Number: EJ978246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9441
Children's Use of Meta-Cognition in Solving Everyday Problems: Children's Monetary Decision-Making
Lee, Chwee Beng; Koh, Noi Keng; Cai, Xin Le; Quek, Choon Lang
Australian Journal of Education, v56 n1 p22-39 Apr 2012
The purpose of this study was to understand how children use meta-cognition in their everyday problem-solving, particularly making monetary decisions. A particular focus was to identify components of meta-cognition, such as regulation of cognition and knowledge of cognition observed in children's monetary decision-making process, the roles of meta-cognition in children's monetary decision-making process, and the emerging factors that help to explain children's monetary decision-making processes. Data were collected from 136 mixed ability fifth-grade students (typically 10 years of age) from six different government primary schools in Singapore through focus group and one-to-one interviews. Using grounded theory, it was found that children's monetary decision-making is a complex process, that children often reflect upon unwise decisions and unpleasant experiences, and that parental involvement was an influential factor in their children's decision-making. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore