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What is Meta-Cognition

Handbook of Research on Policies and Practices for Assessing Inclusive Teaching and Learning
The knowledge and regulation of one’s own thought-processes and practices. It is an important aspect of learning as it helps students become more critically aware of their own learning strategies and processes.
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Reflection and Learning Conversations in the Sociology Classroom: A Discussion of the Role of Reflection as a Strategy to Promote High Performance Learning
Iona H. Tanguay (International School of Bucharest, Romania)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8579-5.ch014
This study is a small-scale action research study about the role of reflection in learning that was set in an international school in Romania during the time of a pandemic. The aim of the research was to listen to sociology students' feedback about the experience of focusing on reflection and to uncover the meaning that it had for them. It was a response to engaging with Deborah Eyre's high-performance learning (HPL) philosophy, which argues that the skills of high achieving learners can be taught to all students. The status of evidence-based methods, as a justification for educational initiatives towards social change, is considered alongside a short discussion of Hattie's synthesis of evidence-based methods and his focus on “making learning visible” in the classroom. The potential for HPL methods to provide an inclusive template of teaching and learning is briefly considered. This study describes the journey of a small action research study in the classroom and assesses its qualitative findings whilst acknowledging that some aspects of the study design were flawed.
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A Psychological Perspective on Mobile Learning
Thinking about thinking – the ability to control, manage and manipulate one’s mental processes.
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Supporting Self-Regulated Learning with ICT
“The awareness of one’s own cognitive processes, often involving a conscious attempt to control them” (VandenBos, 2007). The term refers to the activity of reflecting about one’s own cognition or, in other words, thinking about thinking. In particular, metacognition includes reflection about one’s learning process and it is believed to have a critical role in successful learning. Metacognitive learning skills include planning the way to approach a learning task, monitoring understanding and assessing the progress towards the objectives. Learning to learn and self-regulated learning entail a wide range of metacognitive skills.
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The Psychological Challenges of Mobile Learning
The aspect of human thought that relates to awareness of how one is responding to and processing information.
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Communication in Global Virtual Activity Systems
Understanding not only of facts, such as a specific set of characteristics associated with a given national culture, but of the context surrounding those facts, the conditions under which they are applicable, and the larger conceptual framework that gives meaning and nuance to the facts.
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Using a Connectedness Cycle to Create a Paradigm Shift in Work and Education
The practice about thinking about, and reflection upon, one’s own thinking and learning.
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Models of Academic Support and Advising
Awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes.
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