In 1992 Schoenfeld wrote an excellent "review" of (among other things) metacognition as it applies to mathematics: whether from the perspective of a student, or a teacher.

Metacognition, as quoted by Schoenfeld from Flavell, is:

Metacognition refers to one's knowledge concerning one's own cognitive processes or anything related to them...

In Schoenfeld's lengthy review, the sections most relevant to metacognition are:

  • Self-regulation, or monitoring and control (pg. 57 of this)
  • Beliefs and affects (pg. 67 of this)
  • Teacher beliefs (pg.71 of this)
  • Societal beliefs (pg. 73 of this)
  • Practices (pg. 74 of this)

1992 was a long while back. What are some newer resources that talk about metacognition? One book I can think of is A mind for numbers, by Barbara Oakley. Any other recommendations?

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    $\begingroup$ Have you read Schoenfeld's more recent book, How We Think? Also, I assume you are asking for specific recommendations, but a general search of google books has some nice returns: 2010-2015. $\endgroup$ Mar 31, 2015 at 1:56
  • $\begingroup$ @BenjaminDickman Yes, I am looking for specific recommendations by people who have read or made use of the books they are recommending. $\endgroup$
    – bzm3r
    Mar 31, 2015 at 1:57
  • $\begingroup$ @BenjaminDickman P.S. I had not heard of Schoenfeld's book! Would you like to write up an answer? $\endgroup$
    – bzm3r
    Mar 31, 2015 at 1:57
  • $\begingroup$ I'm finally going through Schoenfeld's book now; if still desirable, i could try to write up an answer drawing from it (once I'm through reading/digesting!). Let me know... $\endgroup$ Feb 9, 2016 at 1:58
  • $\begingroup$ @BenjaminDickman Always desirable :) Please do write something up! $\endgroup$
    – bzm3r
    Feb 9, 2016 at 5:34


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