System Dynamics Glossary
What is the meaning of Metacognition?
Metacognition is seeing inside our own thought processes:
the process of metacognition means thinking about thinking.
Four elements of metacognition are most important:
of memory limitations and cognitive capacity limitations,
having the ‘big picture’
[a holistic view],
ability to self-critique, and
strategy selection (Klein, 1998: 158).
Metacognition is explained in greater detail by Forrest-Pressley, Mackinnon
and Waller (1985).
Books Related to Metacognition
Hope J. Hartman, "Metacognition in
Learning and Instruction : Theory, Research and Practice (Neuropsychology and
—More information on Metacognition in Learning and Instruction
: Theory, Research and Practice (Neuropsychology and Cognition)
Tyler Volk, "Metapatterns".
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