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PHD - Doctor of Philosophy
Gail Simpson Cahill
Metacognitive interventions have been shown to be tremendously important to general education and supporting individuals with neurological disabilities (Brown, 1978; Webb, 1989; Dunlosky & Metcalfe, 2009; Dweck, 2017). This paper details the many facets and relationships between neurology and metacognition. The investigation draws from a wide diversity of neuro-investigational techniques and findings related to metacognition, executive function, self-reflection, self-evaluation, self-development and self-directed learning. It ends with a discussion of common threads and themes drawn from the research, and how methodological definitions for metacognitive knowledge and metacognitive regulation can be combined with physiologically-focused neurobiological approaches and consciousness-focused psychological approaches to broaden understanding and further investigation into this field of inquiry.
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Hulbig, Philip, "Toward a Neurological Understanding of Metacognition" (2020). Educational Studies Dissertations. 154.
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