Strategy Discovery as a Competitive Negotiation between Metacognitive and Associative Mechanisms
Both metacognitive and associative models have been proposed to account for children’s strategy discovery and use. Models based on only metacognitive or only associative mechanisms cannot entirely account for the observed mix of variability and constraint revealed by recent microgenetic studies of children’s strategy change. We propose a new approach where metacognitive and associative mechanisms interact in a competitive negotiation. This approach provides the ﬂexibility to model the observed variability and constraint.