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Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


School of International, Cultural And Community Studies


Faculty of Education and Arts

First Supervisor

Professor Ian Malcolm

Second Supervisor

Associate Professor Graham McKay

Third Supervisor

Dr Judith Rocheouste


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.


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