Cognitive Knowledge and Executive Control: Metacognition

  • R. H. Kluwe
Part of the Life Sciences Research Reports book series (DAHLEM, volume 21)


The domain of psychological research with regard to metacognition is discussed on the basis of a distinction between declarative and procedural knowledge in information processing systems. According to these types of knowledge, one can distinguish between a person’s cognitive knowledge and executive processes. Cognitive knowledge refers to a person’s stored information about human thinking, especially about the features of his own thinking. Executive processes refer to cognitive activity directed at the monitoring of the application and the effects of solution strategies and at the regulation of the course of one’s own thinking. The subject of psychological research of metacognition is considered to be the control of activity in information processing systems.


Information Processing System Cognitive State Cognitive Activity Executive Control Procedural Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Kluwe
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  1. 1.Fachbereich PädagogikHochschule der BundeswehrHamburg 70F. R. Germany

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