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A Theoretical Framework and Approach for Fostering Metacognitive Development part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract: This article provides an overview of our work on the nature of metacognitive knowledge, its relationship to learning through inquiry, and technologies that can be used to foster and assess ...

Applying the Science of Learning to the University and Beyond: Teaching for Long-Term Retention and Transfer part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Discusses why experts from different areas of the learning sciences conclude that higher education's primary goals--enhancing long-term retention and the transfer of knowledge--depend on educators ...

Applying the Science of Learning to the University and Beyond: New Directions for Teaching and Learning part of SERC Print Resource Collection
From the publisher's website: It is sadly true that most of the way we teach and learn is uninformed by laboratory findings in human cognition. Although researchers have made considerable progress in ...

Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This textbook applies theory and research from the learning sciences to teach students the thinking skills they need to succeed in today's world. This new edition retains features from earlier ...

Critical Thinking across the Curriculum: A Brief Edition of Thought and Knowledge part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book, an abridged version of the author's best-selling text, Thought and Knowledge, will be useful as a companion in any course where critical thinking is emphasized or valued, or as a brief ...

An Effective Metacognitive Strategy: Learning by Doing and Explaining with a Computer-Based Cognitive Tutor part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Recent studies have shown that self-explanation is an effective metacognitive strategy, but how can it be leveraged to improve students' learning in actual classrooms? How do instructional treatments ...

Toward Computer-Based Support of Meta-Cognitive Skills: A Computational Framework to Coach Self-Explanation part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract: We present a computational framework designed to improve learning from examples by supporting self-explanation -- the process of clarifying and making more complete to oneself the solution ...

Implications of Learning Research for Teaching Science to Non-Science Majors part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Cognitive research has shown that learners construct knowledge and that the knowledge they already possess affects their ability to learn new knowledge. If new knowledge conflicts with prior ...

The Expert Learner: Strategic, Self-Regulated, and Reflective part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract: Reflection on the process of learning is believed to be an essential ingredient in the development of expert learners. By employing reflective thinking skills to evaluate the results of ...

Metacognitive Facilitation: An Approach to Making Scientific Inquiry Accessible to All part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The ThinkerTools Inquiry Curriculum focuses on facilitating the development of metacognitive knowledge and skills as students learn the inquiry processes needed to create and revise their theories. ...