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# Chapter 3: Principles for Designing Research Settings to Study Spontaneous Metacognitive Activity

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## Abstract

Drawing on current theories about the development of individuals’ metacognitive ability, a framework is proposed for designing fruitful environments for research on spontaneous metacognitive activity. Using modeling problems as examples, we argue that research settings that facilitate the study of spontaneous metacognitive activity of problem solvers need to be designed with attention to problem complexity, small group diversity, and the authentic documentation of problem-solvers’ spontaneous metacognitive activity.

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Spontaneous metacognitive activity Complex problem solving Small group interactions Research settings design Modeling## References

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