Promoting general metacognitive awareness

  title={Promoting general metacognitive awareness},
  author={Gregory Schraw},
  journal={Instructional Science},
  • Gregory Schraw
  • Published 1 March 1998
  • Psychology, Education, Biology
  • Instructional Science
I describe two aspects of metacognition, knowledge of cognition and regulation of cognition, and how they are related to domain-specific knowledge and cognitive abilities. I argue that metacognitive knowledge is multidimensional, domain-general in nature, and teachable. Four instructional strategies are described for promoting the construction and acquisition of metacognitive awareness. These include promoting general awareness, improving self-knowledge and regulatory skills, and promoting… 
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