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2002

Dr Renata Phelps

‘expert learners'

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The Role Of Metacognitive And Reflective Learning Processes In Developing Capable Computer Users, Renata Phelps, Allan Ellis, Stewart Hase Dec 2001

The Role Of Metacognitive And Reflective Learning Processes In Developing Capable Computer Users, Renata Phelps, Allan Ellis, Stewart Hase

Dr Renata Phelps

There is continued pressure for the application, and integration, of computer technologies into learning and teaching. For such innovations to be successfully implemented, students themselves must have the confidence, ability and willingness to engage with computer technology. In some disciplinary and professional contexts such as arts, humanities, social studies and education many adult learners are insecure and anxious regarding their ability to use, or to learn about, computer technology. Traditionally, competency-based, or skills-focussed training approaches have been utilised to assist inexperienced students to gain confidence with using computers. This paper argues that such approaches do not promote the development of ...