Metacognition: Concept, structure, association with intellect and cognitive processes 6451
PhD in Education, associate professor of the chair of foreign and Russian philology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
– assistant professor of the Department of Foreign and Russian philology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Educatio, Moscow, Russia
The article presents the review of key literature references (over the last 15 years) devoted to the issue of metacognition and its correlation with intellectual and other capacities of individuals. It analyzes several concepts concerning general and special characteristics of metacognition, the possibility of its purposeful attainment and transmission of metacognitive capacities to other areas of cognitive activity. The review touches upon the diagnostic potential of metacognition as giving the possibility to predict intellectual development of an individual, his or her motivation and self-regulation in educational practice. The article contains references to some empirical data disclosing the non-linear character of metacognitive development.
Keywords: metacognition, self-regulated learning, critical thinking, metacognitive knowledge, metacognitive skills
Column: Developmental psychology
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