Linking executive functions and procedural metacognition

Roebers, Claudia M.; Feurer, Emanuel (2016). Linking executive functions and procedural metacognition. Child Development Perspectives, 10(1), pp. 39-44. Wiley 10.1111/cdep.12159

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Traditionally, researchers have discussed executive function and metacognition independently. However, more recently, theoretical frameworks linking these two groups of higher order cognitive processes have been advanced. In this article, we explore the relationship between executive function and procedural metacognition, and summarize theoretical similarities. From a developmental perspective, the assumed theoretical resemblances seem to be supported, considering development trajectories and their substantial impact on areas that include learning and memory. Moreover, empirical evidence suggests direct relationships on the task level, on the level of latent variables, and in terms of involved brain regions. However, research linking the two concepts directly remains rare. We discuss evidence and developmental mechanisms, and propose ways researchers can investigate links between executive function and procedural metacognition.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Developmental Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology

Graduate School:

Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning and Memory (SGS-CLM)

UniBE Contributor:

Roebers, Claudia and Feurer, Emanuel

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

1750-8606

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Emanuel Feurer

Date Deposited:

04 Feb 2016 09:24

Last Modified:

30 Jul 2016 10:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/cdep.12159

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.74883

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/74883

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