Metacognitive Thinking – Readings and Resources

Metacognitive Thinking: You will

  • evaluate the effectiveness of your project plan or strategy to determine the degree of improvement in your knowledge and skills.

(JSias also notes on her syllabus: In this class we will approach Metacognitive Thinking as a way to understand how you learn, building awareness of your learning process)


Metacognitive Thinking – Readings and Resources


“A Brief History of Critical Thinking.” The Critical Thinking Community. n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.


Berger, John. “Ways of Seeing.” Online Video Clip. YouTube. 8 Oct. 2012. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.


Carr, Nicholas. “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” The Atlantic. 1 Jul. 2008. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.


“Everything Bad Is Good For You.” Narr. Steve Inskeep. Morning Edition. NPR. Natl. Public Radio. 24 May 2005. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.


“Meta-Awareness.” Encyclopedia of Consciousness. N.p.: Elsevier Science & Technology, 2009. Credo Reference. 7 July 2010. Web. 3 Nov. 2014.


“METACOGNITION.” Key Concepts in Developmental Psychology. N.p.: Sage Publications, 2006. Credo Reference. 11 Nov. 2011. Web. 3 Nov. 2014. <>.


“Metacognition.” Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate(R) Dictionary. N.p.: Merriam-Webster, 2012. Credo Reference. 7 Aug. 2013. Web. 3 Nov. 2014. <>.


Pintrich, Paul R. (2002). The Role of metacognitive knowledge in learning, teaching, and assessing. Theory into Practice, 41(4). 219-225.


Sanna, Lawrence J., and Norbert Schwarz. “Metacognitive Experiences And Human Judgment: The Case Of Hindsight Bias And Its Debiasing.” Current Directions In Psychological Science (Wiley-Blackwell) 15.4 (2006): 172-176. Academic Search Premier. Web. 3 Nov. 2014. <>


Tough, Paul. “What If the Secret to Success is Failure?” The New York Times. 14 Sept. 2011. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.


Other resources:


Interview with Bill Wasik, author of And Then There’s This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture’s+this+how+stories+live+and+die&FORM=VIRE4#view=detail&mid=CCDD23F3D1EBCF8690E6CCDD23F3D1EBCF8690E6


“How the Cold War and Orwell Helped Make the Internet What It Is”: Interview with Walter Issacson, author of The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution


“Five Best Mindmapping Tools”


“Perception and Belief” based on chapter 4 of John Chaffee’s Thinking Critically


The Critical Thinking Community


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