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See detailMetacognitive realism : A cognitive style or a learning strategy ?
Jans, Véronique; Leclercq, Dieudonné ULg

in Educational Psychology (1997), 17(1-2), 101-110

Learning implies the learner's ability to make a series of decisions and, in particular, the capacity to assess the quality and reliability of one's own knowledge incapsulated in the question: 'How far do ... [more ▼]

Learning implies the learner's ability to make a series of decisions and, in particular, the capacity to assess the quality and reliability of one's own knowledge incapsulated in the question: 'How far do I already know the content I am supposed to learnt?' The authors address the following issues: (1) Is realism in metacognition a stable trait in learners?; (2) If not, by what is it influenced?. After a short review of the literature on the topic and the examination of experimental evidence, metacognition is considered as both a style and a strategy. The need for a taxonomy of metacognitive realism is demonstrated in order to clarify the topic and to facilitate applied research. [less ▲]

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