Metacognition and problem solving in CSCL

LETting go


Before addressing to the main topic, it is good to refresh the concepts of metacognition and problem solving.


It is the knowledge about the knowledge.  Metacognition refers to how the task is understood, how solutions are evaluated and monitored (video lecture and slides by Tarja-Riita Hurme). It can be metacognitive monitoring and metacognitive control. Monitoring refers to metacognitive knowledge and experience. Knowledge refers to declarative knowledge in long term memories related to person, task and strategy and experience refers to memory of feelings that can be of familiarity, difficulty, confidence among others. Control refers to procedural knowledge used for controlling cognition and they refer to planning, evaluating, monitoring, placing time and effort.

The connections between metacognition and cognition are represented in the model of Nelson and Narens (1990; 1994):


Cognitive activities refer more to the task to be done, thinking on how to interpret, perform and monitor the task…

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