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Pages: 3074-3093
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-612-7578-6
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain

THE DEVELOPMENT OF METACOGNITION WITH PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING

K. Downing

City University of Hong Kong (HONG KONG)
This study samples first year undergraduates from two programmes at a Hong Kong University . One programme uses an entirely problem-based approach to learning and teaching, whilst the other uses more traditional methods. Using the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) as a measure of student perceptions of their thinking, or metacognition, it explores differences in metacognitive development between each group of students between the beginning and end of their first year in each programme. The paper argues that, in addition to the formal learning context, everyday challenges emerging from the additional new social contexts provided by problem-based curricula provide fertile environments for the development of metacognition because whilst the highest ‘meta-level’ of cognition is usually not implicated when we receive an outside task and when the task solution is known, the meta-level does tend to be consulted when things go wrong or when the situation is new. In other words, when we are faced with finding solutions to a problem whether posed by the teacher as part of a problem-based curriculum or a new social environment, we are more likely to develop generic, as well as subject specific skills.
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K. Downing (2009) THE DEVELOPMENT OF METACOGNITION WITH PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING, INTED2009 Proceedings, pp. 3074-3093.
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