Metacognition is the first textbook to focus on people's extraordinary ability to evaluate and control their cognitive processes. This comprehensive text covers both theoretical and empirical metacognitive research in educational, developmental, cognitive and applied psychology.
Authors John Dunlosky and Janet Metcalfe address many of the key questions that have inspired scientists to pursue research in this domain. To answer these and many other questions, the authors assess major theoretical themes and programmatic research in the field. The authors also include chapters that define the scope of metacognition and cover its historical origins. Not only do they describe well-received theories about the nature of metacognition, but they also highlight unresolved mysteries currently on the cutting-edge of research.
This text is an ideal resource for undergraduate cognitive psychology students. It also serves as comprehensive handbook for more advanced students and psychological scientists engaged in the study of metacognitive processes.
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Metacognition as an area of study is relatively new. The idea behind it, however, is not. Faculty have expected students to consider how they best study and alter means of learning to accommodate ... Read full review
"Know thyself" exhorted Socrates and Gita says that "Knowledge of all knowledge is self-knowledge'. These sayings are based on metaccognition. All students and teachers throughout the world are in need of this new psychological strategies for new learning and different types of thinking. Many research findings about students' learning remind educators that today there is no relationship between students' learning and thinking, their lives and jobs. Further they exibit poor innovative and creative strategies. Cognitive abilities remain untapped and unused owing to lack of awareness and an awakening about metacognitive abilities among students.
Brain is the best laboratory, factory and industry to create new ideas and find out new working models. Any student can think like a scientist by getting training in metacognition. The book under review has the power to make the mind a mine of diamonds.
Review by Dr.S. Malaikkani
Professor of English