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Editors: Michael F. Shaughnessy (Eastern New Mexico Univ., Portales, New Mexico) Marcel V. J. Veenman (Leiden University) and Cynthia Kleyn Kennedy (Texas Tech University , Lubbock Texas)
Book Description:
Over the past two decades, the word “metacognition” has become a regularly used part of our language and vocabulary in both psychology and education. Many research articles have been written about it, the conceptualization of this construct has expanded, and conferences abound with investigations and empirical research into various facets of this domain.

This book provides some of the most recent research by scholars from various parts of the world. It includes differing perspectives- some empirical, some theory driven, and some application papers. The book focuses on metacognition and it’s relevance to gifted and highly able students. Many of the papers focus directly and specifically on this; others are more tangential in nature.

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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 - Introduction; pp. 1-2

Chapter 2 - Metacognitive skills of the gifted from a cross-cultural perspective; pp. 3-43
(Michelle Helms-Lorenz and Annemieke Elisabeth Jacobse)

Chapter 3 - Metacognition: A psychophsiological perspective;
pp. 45-62
(Norbert Jausovec)

Chapter 4 - Stegosaurus and Spoonbills: Mechanisms for transfer across biological domains; pp. 63-83
(Joyce M. Alexander, Kathy E. Johnson, Brianna Scott and Rhonda D. Meyer)

Chapter 5 - To Be or Not 2 Bee : An Examination of Breaking Set;
pp. 85-108
9Carol L. McGaughey)

Chapter 6 - Metacognition in the Gifted: Connections to Expertise; pp. 109-125
(Marty Carr and Gita Taasoobshirazi)

Chapter 7 - Marginalia as a Metacognitive Strategy; pp. 127-139
(Scott L. Hunsaker)

Chapter 8 - Self-awareness and Self-mapping of Cognitive Processes from Early Childhood to Adolescence; pp. 141-159
(Smaragda Kazi, Nikolaos Makris, and Andreas Demetriou)

Chapter 9 - Epistemic Development and the Perils of Pluto;
pp. 161-174
(David Moshman)

Chapter 10 - Metacognitive Multicultural Education; pp. 175-184(Virginia J. Mahan)

Chapter 11 - The Relationship between Metacognitive and Cognitive Strategies and Reading Comprehension in Second Language Learning; pp. 185-205
(Seyed Mohammad Alavi and Mahyar Ganjabi)

Chapter 12 - Giftedness: Predicting the Speed of Expertise Acquisition by Intellectual Ability and Metacognitive Skillfulness of Novices; pp. 207-220
(Marcel V.J. Veenman)

Chapter 13 - An Interview with John Flavell; pp. 221-227
(Michael F. Shaughnessy)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   Pages: 7 x 10, 241 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-011-4
   Status: AV
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