Experts can (sort of, mostly, in some ways) transfer their epistemic cognition to new domains and tasks!

This study by Jeff Greene, Clark Chinn, and CLICK alum Vic Deekens involves an investigation of whether and how experts in one discipline can transfer their discipline epistemic cognition knowledge and skills to understand a challenging problem in another discipline. They found that near transfer was viable, but far transfer was more difficult, and more likely to elicit negative transfer. This suggests that helping students become better critical thinkers will require teaching them to think well in many disciplines. For more: CLICK

Does teaching people about epistemic cognition improve their academic achievement? Yes!

Here’s a new meta-analysis by CLICK members Brian Cartiff and Bekah Duke that shows how epistemic cognition interventions improve academic achievement. Their analysis not only substantiates the value of these interventions, but it also identifies some promising ways to design those interventions to be most effective. For more: CLICK.