ERIC Number: EJ1115693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Promoting Student Metacognition through the Analysis of Their Own Debates. Is It Better with Text or with Graphics?
Martínez, Marc Lafuente; Valdivia, Ibis M. Álvarez
Educational Technology & Society, v19 n4 p167-177 2016
This paper presents a higher education experience aimed at explicitly promoting metacognitive processes in a social and collaborative context. Students carried out a debate on an e-forum, and were later asked to collaboratively analyse their own debates. The control group conducted this analysis using text-based tools; the experimental group analysed it with a graphical tool ("DebateGraph"). We examine the consequences of such experiences in promoting students' metacognitive processes for argumentative competence, as well as its impact on content knowledge learning. The analysis yields different results depending on the perspective adopted: students' self-assessment or instructor's assessment.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Debate, Graphs, Persuasive Discourse, Cooperative Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Case Studies, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, College Faculty, Student Evaluation
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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