Vol.5 No.4 (April 2015)
A Review on Primary School Children’s Meta-Cognition Development
Children’s meta-cognition is one of the important fields in modern cognitive, developmental and educational psychology. Meta-cognition can be defined as the evaluation and control of one’s cog-nitive processes, and is an essential capability for individuals to effectively regulate their learning activities and improve learning efficiency. The present article analyzed the relevant literature on the meta-cognition development, which includes the two components: meta-cognitive knowledge, and meta-cognitive monitor and control. The research methodology employed and the issues concerned widely by researchers were also introduced. The present article also emphasized on the developmental trends of each meta-cognitive component. Finally, the summary and prospect of the study on the meta-cognition development were given.
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