Date of Award

2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

School

School Of International, Cultural And Community Studies

Faculty

Education And Arts

First Advisor

Professor Ian Malcolm

Second Advisor

Associate Professor Graham McKay

Third Advisor

Dr. Judith Rocheouste

Abstract

One of the challenges facing universities in Thailand is that of equipping graduates with the capacity for independent analytical thinking and learning which will enable them to operate in a global context while also contributing constructively to the changing needs of the local scene. The ability to think analytically and to learn independently calls for learners to be purposeful, strategic, and persistent in learning as well as to have more adaptive cognitive processes and the willingness to take charge of their learning. This is the role of metacognition in learning autonomy across domains. This thesis reports on research which has investigated the role of metacognitive strategies in promoting learning EFL independently.