Meta cognition refers to higher order thinking that involve
active control over the thinking processes involved in
Activities such as planning how to approach a given
learning task, monitoring comprehension, and evaluating
progress towards the completion of a task are
metacognitive in nature.
It plays a critical role in successful learning and it is
important for both students and teachers.
Metacognition is often referred to as “thinking about
thinking” and can be used to help students “lean how to
DEFINITION OF METACOGNITON
Metacognition variously refers to the
study of memory-monitoring and
“Metacognition is often simply
defined as ‘thinking about thinking’.
Meta cognition is defined as
“cognition about cognition”, or
“knowing about knowing.
Encourage students to take a role in the
documentation, observation, and review of
learning; are a powerful tool for
Create a culture of professionalism about
The chief benefits for students are their
actually performing effective learning
strategies and the opportunity for self-