Edited By Dalila Dragnić-Cindrić
When designing emerging technologies for learning, researchers often aim both for learning specific topics as well as for learning how to think better. Epistemic Cognition is thinking about what and how we know, including the ways in which we acquire knowledge, justify, adapt, and use it. Effective epistemic cognition is key for helping students think better, carefully analyze information, and identify what they know versus what they doubt or distrust.
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(First Draft, 11/24/2020; last updated 11/25/20)
Thank you to Dr. Jeff Greene for contributions to this list.