publication . Thesis

Metaknowledge in higher education : self-assessment accuracy and its association with academic achievement

Blackwood, Tony;
Open Access English
  • Publisher: Northumbria University
  • Country: United Kingdom
An appreciation of the extent of one's own knowledge is known as metaknowledge and it has been argued that students' ability to distinguish between what they know, and what they do not, is an important influence on academic success. However, previous research suggests a general tendency for individuals to display overconfidence in their knowledge, by overestimating how much they know. This study assessed the ability of learners studying business in higher education to appreciate the extent of their own knowledge and investigated the association between this capability and academic achievement. It therefore contributes towards answering broader questions regardin...
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Acker, D. and Duck, N.W. (2008) ‗Cross-cultural overconfidence and biased selfattribution', The Journal of Socio-Economics, 37, pp. 1815-1824.

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