Metacognition in Learning

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement | KQED

Metacognition in learning is an important concept in the theory of cognition. Metacognition is not the same as cognition, for example reading skills of a text are different from understanding skills of the text. Metacognition has the advantage that a person tries to contemplate the way of thinking or contemplating the cognitive process he does.

In simple metacognition is defined as “rethinking what has been thought”, there are even experts who connect metacognition with the function of control or information processing. Although the definition is different, in general metacognition is a person’s awareness or knowledge of the process and results of thinking (cognitive) and its ability to control and evaluate the cognitive process.

Definition of Metacognition

The term Metacognition was raised by some psychologists as a result of research on conditions, why do some people learn and remember more than others? Literally metacognition consists of the prefix meta which means … Read more