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Metacognition and Lifelong E-Learning: A Contextual and Cyclical Process


E-Learning Volume 4, Number 2, ISSN 1741-8887


Metacognition is arguably an important conceptualisation within the area of lifelong e-learning, with many theorists and practitioners claiming that it enhances the learning process. However, the lifelong, cyclical and flexible aspects of "before", "during" and "after" metacognitions within lifelong e-learning (inclusive of whether an "input" necessarily leads to a completed "output") seem marginal within current areas of practical and theoretical debate. This article analyses Reeves's (1997) model of web-based learning in the context of the ADAPT project; a study of lifelong learners based in small and medium sized enterprises. The article focuses upon an analysis of this model's view of metacognition, and in the light of the project findings and literature review, aims to put forward an extended and expanded version of the model with reference to lifelong e-learning. (Contains 2 figures.)


Worrall, L. & Bell, F. (2007). Metacognition and Lifelong E-Learning: A Contextual and Cyclical Process. E-Learning, 4(2), 161-171. Retrieved January 17, 2020 from .

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