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Chapter 9 Complex Cognition and Social Constructivism Themes of the chapter Social constructivism emphasizes the active role of learners in making meaning out of their experience and the contribution of the social world in doing so Complex cognition Complex cognition and social constructivism Instruction influenced by social-constructivist and sociocultural theory
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Complex Cognition Metacognition Self-explanation Reasoning and argumentation Problem solving Transfer
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Metacognition Thinking about one’s own thinking Knowledge of oneself as a learner Knowledge of strategies for success Knowledge of when one should use those strategies Aspects Planning Monitoring Evaluating
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Self-Explanation Students test their comprehension of material by explaining their understandings of a concept
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Reasoning and Argumentation Argumentation – process of taking a position, providing reasons for the position, and presenting counterarguments
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Benefits of Argumentation Understanding content Increasing interest and motivation Improving problem-solving skills Increasing argumentation skills
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Teaching Argumentation Teachers should vary the complexity of questions Teachers should help students construct knowledge rather than generate lists of arguments
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Problem-Solving I dentifying problems and opportunities
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