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Threshold concepts and metalearning capacity

  • Jan H. F. Meyer


    (University of Durham)

  • Sophie C. Ward

    (University of Durham)

  • Paul Latreille

    (Swansea University)

This study operationalises the empowering concept of metalearning in the specific context of engagement with a threshold concept. An experience of metalearning was constituted in two parts. First students' awareness of themselves as learners is prompted by, and focuses on, a learning profile that is generated online through the completion of the Reflections on Learning Inventory (RoLI). Second, students are given an opportunity to interpret their respective profiles and write a short and undirected reflective account of their interpretation. The second part of the experience focuses not only on students' awareness but also on their capacity to control their future learning on the basis of their heightened awareness.

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Article provided by Economics Network, University of Bristol in its journal International Review of Economics Education.

Volume (Year): 8 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 132-154

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Handle: RePEc:che:ireepp:v:8:y:2009:i:1:p:132-154
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