Competence-based Knowledge Space Theory as a Framework for Intelligent Metacognitive Scaffolding


Christina M. Steiner and Dietrich Albert

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To help learners in acquiring metacognitive skills that are necessary for successfully planning, monitoring, and regulating their learning, metacognitive support and scaffolding mechanisms are needed. Competence-based Knowledge Space Theory constitutes a theoretical framework mainly used for personalising learning to individual learners’ domain-specific competence. The paper outlines how this theoretical framework can be utilized for adaptive metacognitive scaffolding tailored to individual learners’ needs.


self-regulated learning, metacognition, scaffolding, adaptation, Competence-based Knowledge Space Theory