Accession Number : ADA317176

Title :   A Conceptual Model of Metacognitive Skills.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 11 Jun 93-11 Apr 94,

Corporate Author : ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS INC PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Geiwitz, James

PDF Url : ADA317176

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Little is known about the cognitive skills used by high-level commanders and executives in problem solving. 'Metacognitive' skills are abilities to monitor and direct the operation of cognitive skills. The author offers a summary of theories of metacognitive skills, including theories of intelligence, intellectual development in children and adults, and metamemory. Metacognitive skills that have been identified in the context of problem solving are discussed. A conceptual model is presented, starting with a model of problem solving and moving on to aspects of monitoring and control (technical, temporal, social, organizational). Implications for training and assessment are discussed, as well as issues of level of abstraction and how to represent the influence of metacognitive skills on human performance (flowchart vs. layered model).

Descriptors :   *SKILLS, *COGNITION, *PROBLEM SOLVING, INTELLIGENCE, MODELS, MONITORING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), LAYERS, THEORY, OPERATION, FLOW CHARTING, ADULTS, CHILDREN.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE