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What is Self-Instructing

Strategies and Considerations for Educating the Academically Gifted
Talking through a problem or task in order to reach a solution.
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Metacognition: Thinking About Thinking
Tia M. Neal (University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-6677-3.ch006
Simply put, metacognition is thinking about thinking; however, the concept of metacognition is so much more complex and multifaceted. The objective of this chapter is to provide an overview of metacognition and strategies that can be used in the classroom to support the education of gifted leaners. The chapter seeks to explore the following questions: (a) How has the educational history of the United States of America impacted gifted students and their learning experiences? (b) What is metacognition and how does it relate to the learning environments of gifted students? (c) What are metacognitive teaching strategies? (d) How can metacognitive teaching strategies be utilized to encourage autonomy within classrooms of gifted learners?
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