Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Teaching & Learning
The purpose of this phenomenological qualitative research study was to hear young children’s descriptions of their metacognitive processes. Research has shown that play is the foundation of a child’s learning and numerous studies show that play affects all areas of a child’s development. Despite this, at the time of this study, there appeared to be a scarcity of published literature in which young children were interviewed about the metacognitive processes they use while playing. Children have been found to describe their thinking through non-verbal cues. They also have been able to articulate their knowledge and understanding, analyze, and evaluate the work of their brains when their words were analyzed using a hermeneutical analysis process.
Nilles, Dawnita S., "Young Children's Articulations Of Their Metacognitive Processing During Play" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2299.