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9. Thinking About Thinking - Metacognition

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Biemiller,A and Meichenbaum, D.(1992). Untracking for Equity: The Nature and Nurture Of the Self-Directed Learner. Educational Leadership, 50(2). Retrieved 12/31/02.

This article describes the importance of self-regulated learning.

Bransford, J. D., Brown, A. L., & Cocking, R. R. (Eds.). (2000). Learning: From speculation to science, Learning and transfer, and How children learn (Chapter 1, see selected pages 18-19, Chapter 3, see selected pages 67-68, and Chapter 4, see selected pages 95-101). How people learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.


Wilson, R.A. & Keil,F. (1999). Metacognition. In The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences. Retrieved 2/21/03 .

This abstracted entry from an online encyclopedia defines metacognition. Article abstracts are available free, full text versions are available for purchase.

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This Web site is a collection of online links about metacognition and higher order thinking skills gathered by the Education & Computer Connection.

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