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Savin E.Yu., Fomin A.E. General and domain-specific metacognitive skills in student learning activity

Full text in Russian: Савин Е.Ю., Фомин А.Е. Обобщенные и предметно-специфичные метакогнитивные навыки в учебной деятельности студентов
Kaluga State University, Kaluga, Russia

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The results of the empirical study devoted to the ratio of domain-general and domain-specific metacognitive skills in solving learning tasks are described in the article. It is shown that domain-general and domain-specific monitoring is a process that is determined by two factors: a level of domain-general metacognitive skills development − on the one hand and a level of domain-specific knowledge acquisition − on the other hand. Insufficient development of one of these factors results in metacognitive monitoring deficiency: high level of development of domain-general metacognitive skills together with low level of domain-specific knowledge acquisition lead to effects of revaluation of one’s own competence, and insufficient development of domain-general metacognitive skills together with rather high level of domain-specific knowledge acquisition lead to underestimation of one’s own competence.

Keywords: metacognitive monitoring, domain-general metacognitive skills, domain-specific metacognitive skills, learning activity

 

Funding
The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 12-16-40004.


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Received 19 November 2013. Date of publication: 31 October 2014.

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Savin Evgeny Y. Ph.D.,Associate Professor, Department of Developmental Psychology and Education, Tsiolkovsky Kaluga State University, ul. S.Rasina, 26, 248023 Kaluga, Russia.
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Fomin Andrey E. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Developmental Psychology and Education, Tsiolkovsky Kaluga State University, ul. S.Rasina, 26, 248023 Kaluga, Russia.
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Savin E.Y., Fomin A.E. The general and domain-specific metacognitive skills in student's learning activity. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2014, Vol. 7, No. 37, p. 8. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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