Assessment and Training of Metacognitive Skills

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20504
Amount: $49,901.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2020 Alameda Padre Serra,, Suite 123, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Geiwitz, Ph.d.
 (805) 966-3331
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Metacognitive skills that involve the monitoring and control of cognitive skills like problem solving develop in expert executives and appear to lead to great improvement in the problem solving process. We propose to study the topic of metacognition to construct a conceptual model that has three characteristics: 1) it will show the interrelationship of metacognitive skills and cognitive task performance so that 2) it will suggest the most valid assessment technique for the measurement of metacognitive skills and 3) it will show the development of metacognitive skills. From the third characteristic, we will design a training program to accelerate the acquisition of metacognitive skills in officers in the US Armed Forces. From the second characteristic, we will construct proficiency tests of metacognitive skills for measuring the level of these skills in commanders at various levels of professional development; the tests can also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the training.

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