Accession Number : ADA290310

Title :   Training Metacognitive Skills for Problem Solving.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Dec 93,

Corporate Author : ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS INC PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Geiwitz, James

PDF Url : ADA290310

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : Metacognitive skills that involve monitoring and control of cognitive skills like problem solving develop in expert executives and lead to great improvement in the problem-solving process. In this report, we review theory and research on metacognition to construct a conceptual model that has three characteristics: (1) it shows the interrelationship of metacognitive skills and cognitive task performances, (2) it suggests the most valid assessment techniques for the measurement of metacognitive skills, and (3) it shows the development of metacognitive skills. From the third characteristic, we designed a training program to accelerate the acquisition of metacognitive skills in officers in the U.S. Armed Forces. From the second characteristic, we will construct proficiency tests of metacognitive skills for measuring these skills in commanders at various levels of professional development; the tests will also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the training.

Descriptors :   *SKILLS, *COGNITION, *PROBLEM SOLVING, TEST AND EVALUATION, CONTROL, MODELS, ARMY TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), EXECUTIVES, PROFICIENCY.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE