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Reflection and Metacognition Scholarship


Selected Sources: Compiled by Kathleen Blake Yancey

Adler-Kassner et al. “The Value of Troublesome Knowledge: Transfer and Threshold Concepts in Writing and History.” Composition Forum 2012:

Alaimo, Peter J., John C. Bean, Joseph M. Langenhan, and Larry Nichols. “Eliminating Lab Reports: A Rhetorical Approach for Teaching the Scientific Paper in Sophomore Organic Chemistry.” The WAC Journal 20 (2009). Online.

Bransford, John D., James W. Pellegrino, and M. Suzanne Donovan, Eds. How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2000.

Bokser, Julie, et al., “Finding Common Ground: Eliciting Metacognition in ePortfolios across Contexts.” International Journal of ePortfolio 6.1 (2016): 33-44.

Chemany et al. “Making Biology Learning Relevant to Students: Integrating People, History, and Context into College Biology Teaching.” CBE Life Sci Educ. 2008 Fall; 7(3): 267–278. doi: 10.1187/cbe.08-06-0029

CPREE/Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education:

<> and reflective assignments in math, sciences, and engineering:

Di Stefano, Giada, Francesca Gino, Gary Pisano, and Bradley Staats. “Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance.” Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 14-093, March 2014.

Falconer, Heather. ‘Assessing Writing in Undergraduate Biology Coursework: A Review of the Literature on Practices and Criteria.” The WAC Journal 2017.

Gawande, Atul. “When Doctors Make Mistakes,” in Complications. Picador, 2003.

Halperin and Hakel. “Applying the Science of Learning.” Change. July/August 2003.

Kalman, Calvin S., Mandana Sobhanzadeh, Robert Thompson, Ahmed Ibrahim, and Xihui Wang. “Combination of Interventions Can Change Students’ Epistemological Beliefs.Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 2015

Landis, Cynthia M, Susan Scott, and Susan Kahn. “Examining the Role of Reflection in ePortfolios: A Case Study.” International Journal of ePortfolio, 5.2 (2015): 107-121.

Quitadamo, I. J., & Kurtz, M. J. (2007). Learning to Improve: Using writing to increase critical thinking performance in general education biology. CBE—Life Science Education, 6, 140–154.

Rodgers, Carol. “Defining Reflection: Another Look at John Dewey and Reflective Thinking.” Teachers College Record. 104.4 (2002): 842-866.

Schon, Donald. Educating the Reflective Practitioner. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1987.

—–. “Causality and Causal Interference in the Study of

Organizations.” Rethinking Knowledge: Reflections Across the Disciplines. Ed. Robert Goodman and Walter Fisher. Albany: SUNY Press, 1995. 69-103.

Silver, Naomi, et al., eds., Reflection and Metacognition in College Teaching. Washington, DC: Stylus, 2013

Yancey, Kathleen Blake. Reflection in the Writing Classroom. UT: Utah State UP, 1998.

—–. Teaching Literature as Reflective Practice. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2004.

—-, ed. A Rhetoric of Reflection. Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2016.

—– Liane Robertson, and Kara Taczak. Writing across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing. Logan: Utah State UP, 2014.