Meta-cognition as a tool for finding, framing, externalizing and storytelling

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Abstract

A famous learning paradox is that people without experience of designing do not understand teachers' words about what design is. In order to understand it well, there is no other way than embarking on designing in spite of a lack of that understanding and absorbing the true meaning of finding cues and variables, framing a problem, solving it and re-finding something new that was unexpected in the previous problem-framing. Then, all we reserachers and design teachers could or should do is to motivate students to dare to embark on designing. One promising way to motivate them is to provide stories on meta-cognitive processes from the perspective of internal observation. The present paper claims that metacognition serves as an effective tool to drive the process of exploration through finding cues, framing a problem and externalizing a solution and thereby to provide stories from the view of internal observation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 66-2
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event1st International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2010 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2010 Nov 292010 Dec 1

Publication series

NameDS 66-2: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2010

Other

Other1st International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2010
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period10/11/2910/12/1

Keywords

  • Design education
  • Embodied skill
  • Learning
  • Meta-cognition
  • Storytelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Suwa, M. (2010). Meta-cognition as a tool for finding, framing, externalizing and storytelling. In DS 66-2: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2010 (DS 66-2: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2010).