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    Metacognition in action as a possible explanation for stock-flow failure

    Doganca Kucuk, Zerrin and Asik, Gursu (2021) Metacognition in action as a possible explanation for stock-flow failure. System Dynamics Review, 37. pp. 253-282. ISSN 1099-1727

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    This study aims at examining the role of metacognition, which refers to one's ability to control and regulate their own thinking process through various activities in assessing dynamics of stocks and flows. The first research question focuses on the metacognitive activities used by individuals who solved such tasks correctly and who did not. The second question focuses on how successfully participants organized their thinking processes to arrive at a correct answer when prompted and permitted to retry. Forty undergraduate students were involved in the study, and concurrent think-aloud protocol was used to examine their thinking when performing two stock-flow tasks. The findings revealed that participants tend to have difficulties in reading, planning, monitoring, and checking activities. The effectiveness of metacognitive activities employed by the participants is likely to decrease from reading to checking, respectively. The study contributes to our understanding of metacognitive deficiencies in stock-flow failure and provides further research suggestions.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Aşιk, G. and Doğança Küçük, Z. (2021), Metacognition in action as a possible explanation for stock-flow failure. Syst. Dyn. Rev., 37: 253-282.
    Keywords: Metacognition; stock-flow failure;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 15116
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    Depositing User: Zerrin Doganca Kucuk
    Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2021 15:21
    Journal or Publication Title: System Dynamics Review
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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