A Metacognitive Visuospatial Working Memory Training For Children



The paper studies whether visuospatial working memory (VSWM) and, specifically, recall of sequential-spatial information, can be improved by metacognitive training. Twenty-two fourth-grade children were involved in seven sessions of sequential-spatial memory training, while twenty-four children attended lessons given by their teacher. The posttraining evaluation demonstrated a specific improvement of performances in the Corsi blocks task, considered a sequential-spatial working memory task. However, no benefits of training were observed in either a verbal working memory task or a simultaneous-spatial working memory task. The results have important theoretical implications, in the study of VSWM components, and educational implications, in catering for children with specific VSWM impairments.


Visuospatial Working Wemory, Metacognitive Treatment, Sequential-Spatial

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic EU Education Programs
Pages 122 - 136
Issue IEJEE, Volume 2, Issue 1, Special Issue Metacognition
Date of acceptance 01 October 2009
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Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Padova, Italy, Italy


Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Padova, Italy, Italy


Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Italy, Italy


Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Padova, Italy, Italy


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