Dear colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 3rd Biennial Meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Group 16 "Metacognition", which will be held from 8th to 10th of May, 2008 in the city of Ioannina, Greece. The first meeting was held in 2004 in Amsterdam and the second in 2006 in Cambridge. Both meetings were highly successful in bringing together SIG members as well as researchers from all over the world. We aspire to continue this tradition.

The aim of this meeting is to provide a forum for the presentation and exchange of research findings and expertise, relating to the processes, the ecological validity and the applications of metacognition. The relations of metacognition with learning and thinking from early childhood to old age in various settings will be highlighted. The meeting will include symposia, individual papers, and posters. Dr Beate Sodian, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany, and Dr Marcel V. J. Veenman, University of Leiden and University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, have been invited as keynote speakers to the meeting.

The scope of the previous meetings has typically been very broad, and we hope to draw together once again a wide range of researchers and experts in the field of Metacognition. We would, therefore, welcome submissions covering all areas of Metacognition research, including:

  • The facets of metacognition
  • Metacognitive experiences
  • Metacognitive knowledge
  • Metacognitive skills
  • Metamemory
  • The measurement of metacognition
  • Development of metacognition
  • The cognitive underpinnings of metacognition
  • Theory of mind
  • Epistemological thinking
  • Self-regulation and metacognition
  • Executive processes and metacognition
  • Metacognition and learning
  • Social processes in metacognition

The Organizing Committee will work tirelessly towards an excellent conference programme. We hope that Ioannina's atmosphere and lakeside location will make it a welcoming venue for all participants and that the meeting will be an enjoyable and enriching experience in scientific, personal and social respects.

The Presidents of the
Organizing Committee

Anastasia Efklides
Plousia Misailidi


Submission of paper, symposium, and poster proposals:   October 15, 2007 [Passed]
Notice of acceptance:   November 15, 2007 [Acceptance notices sent]
Early Registration:   January 15, 2008 [Passed]

For any information regarding the meeting, please contact the conference secretariat at the e-mail address:

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