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Topic 2 - The Metacognitive Dimension of Metaliteracy


Char Booth

Dates: September 16-29


The Metacognitive Dimension of Metaliteracy with Char Booth, Trudi Jacobson, and Tom Mackey

Metaliteracy includes a central metacognitive component that promotes reflective learning and “thinking about thinking” related to individual learning goals and objectives. This metacognitive dimension provides us with valuable insights about our own literacy development and prepares us to gain a critical thinking perspective in dynamic new media and open learning environments. How do we gain new insights about our thinking in these environments? How does thinking about our own thinking advance our learning and literacy development? Char Booth will discuss metacognition based on her own research into this topic and relate it to the metaliteracy model.

Readings and Viewings

“Open Access as a Pedagogy” 

Information Skills



Metacognitive Theories




Metacognition and Cognitive Learning



                   PRESENTATION SLIDES



1. Metaliteracy terms and related concepts

This week provides a foundation for many of the terms that we will continue to visit in this cMOOC. Metaliteracy-related concepts are evident everywhere: information flow in society, connectedness and influence in social networks. A basic level of network metaliteracy is important for any member of society. As part of your activity this week, spend time looking for metaliteracy terms and related concepts. Tag resources that you encounter with #metaliteracy in  Diigo, or post listings on your blog. We will use this list to collaboratively create a metaliteracy-term glossary toward the end of the week.


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