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Metacognitive Learning

Advancing Learning by Developing General Knowledge of the Learning Process


About this book


In this book, the educational theory of metacognitive learning and its instructional implications are used to describe and illustrate how learners can become effective or self-directive learners. First, three levels of general knowledge of the learning process are discussed in this book through an overview of research studies. The book then describes how learners can develop along these levels and learn to effectively plan their learning. This book includes study and educational material centered on the learning and instruction of general knowledge of the learning process.


Educational Psychology Effective learning techniques Learning Learning and instruction Learning processes Metacognition Self-directed learning

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Sigmetack/University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

About the authors

Joke van Velzen is currently the head of the research project Sigmetack, which investigates the construct of metacognitive knowledge in learning, problem solving, and their educational implications. Previously, she was a visiting researcher at the Research Institute of Child Development and Education at the University of Amsterdam and the Head of Research Methods in the teacher training department at the Amsterdam University of Applied Studies. She has published several articles in journals such as American Educational Research Journal, Educational Studies, and Journal of Education for Teaching.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Metacognitive Learning
  • Book Subtitle Advancing Learning by Developing General Knowledge of the Learning Process
  • Authors Joke van Velzen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-24431-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79626-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-24433-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 162
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Learning & Instruction
    Teaching and Teacher Education
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