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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:

  • being aware 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 Cognition)".
         —More information on Metacognition in Learning and Instruction : Theory, Research and Practice (Neuropsychology and Cognition)

    Tyler Volk, "Metapatterns".
         —More information on Metapatterns


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