Metacognition, Strategy Use, and Instruction

Metacognition, Strategy Use, and Instruction

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ISBN-13: 9781606233849
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Harriet Salatas Waters, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York. She received her MA in experimental psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1973 and her PhD from the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development in 1976. Her research interests include memory development, the development of prose production skills, strategy use, and the structure and social co-construction of mental representations of early social experience.


Wolfgang Schneider, PhD, is University Vice-President and Professor of Psychology at the University of Würzburg, Germany. He earned his PhD in psychology from the University of Heidelberg in 1979. He is Past President of the German Psychological Society and President-Elect of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development. His research interests include the development of memory and metacognition, giftedness and expertise, and reading and spelling, as well as the prevention of reading and math difficulties.

Table of Contents

Foreword, John G. Borkowski

I: Skilled Memory

1. Metacognition and Strategy Discovery in Early Childhood, Harriet Salatas Waters and Thomas W. Kunnmann

2. Teachers’ “Mnemonic Style” and the Development of Skilled Memory, Peter A. Ornstein, Jennie K. Grammer, and Jennifer L. Coffman

3. Metacognition and Memory Development in Childhood and Adolescence, Wolfgang Schneider

II: Math And Science

4. Self-Explanations Promote Children’s Learning, Robert S. Siegler and Xiaodong Lin

5. Bird Experts: A Study of Child and Adult Knowledge Utilization, Harriet Salatas Waters and Theodore E. A. Waters

6. The Dual Components of Developing Strategy Use: Production and Inhibition, Deanna Kuhn and Maria Pease

7. Fostering Scientific Reasoning with Multimedia Instruction, Richard E. Mayer

8 The Importance of Metacognition for Conceptual Change and Strategy Use in Mathematics, Martha Carr

III: Reading, Writing, and Academic Performance

9. Determining and Describing Reading Strategies: Internet and Traditional Forms of Reading, Peter Afflerbach and Byeong-Young Cho

10. Metacognition and Strategies Instruction in Writing, Karen R. Harris, Tanya Santangelo, and Steve Graham

11. Metacognition, Intelligence, and Academic Performance, Cesare Cornoldi

IV: Conclusion

12. Common Themes and Future Challenges, Harriet Salatas Waters and Wolfgang Schneider


Teacher educators, education and literacy researchers, and educational, cognitive, and developmental psychologists. May serve as a text in graduate-level courses such as Cognition and Instruction.

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