Trends and Prospects in Metacognition presents a collection of chapters dealing principally with independent areas of empirical Metacogition research. These research foci, such as animal metacognition, neuropsychology of metacognition, implicit learning, metacognitive experiences, metamemory, young children's Metacogition, theory of mind, metacognitive knowledge, decision making, and interventions for the enhancement of metacognition, have all emerged as trends in the field of metacognition. Yet, the resulting research has not converged, precluding an integration of concepts and findings.
Presenting a new theoretical framework, Trends and Prospects in Metacognition extends the classical definitions offered by Flavell and Nelson to carry the prospect of more integrated work into the future. By opening the possibility to cross the boundaries posed by traditionally independent research areas, this volume provides a foundation for the integration of research paradigms and concepts and builds on the relationship between metacognition and consciousness, while integrating basic with applied research.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 479
Weight: 747 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 25 mm
Edition: 2010 ed.
From the reviews:
"This volume also explores a series of new phenomena, not normally considered in metacognition research. These topics include chapters on the experience of having a "blank mind," on "fringe consciousness," and on "feelings of difficulty and surprise." These topics open new doors to metacognitive research. This creativity of topics extends to the section on development and education. Here, we find metacognition being linked to relationships of children to parents and metacognition in college professors. Of course, we also find standard topics like judgments of learning and tip-of-the-tongue states. But the addition of these novel topics should spur new research. In sum, this is an excellent edited book and well worth the read." (Bennett L. Schwartz, Florida International University, 2010)
"Those in search of a comprehensive, in-depth review of the conceptualization and underlying mechanisms of metacognition-the monitoring and control of cognition-need look no further than Trends and Prospects in Metacognition Research, edited by Anastasia Efklides and Plousia Misailida. With contributions from an international group of authors, the first section of the volume focuses on basic research-the nature and functioning of metacognition-and the second part on developmental and educational implications...This impressive volume describes the convergence of evidence from multiple disciplines, within multiple populations, and demonstrates the complexity of metacognition research. Despite familiarity with some content and issues, new insights are likely for researchers already immersed in the field. Those new to the topic are certain to be impressed and well informed by its scope and lucidly crafted chapters." (Stuart A. Karabenick, University of Michigan, 2010)