The simplest definition
of metacognition is thinking
about your thinking.
WHAT IS METACOGNITIVE?
Metacognition is the ability to
think about your thinking. It is
the ability to make your
thinking visible. It is the ability
to reflect on what you do.
Metacognition helps us to learn in much
more depth because we begin to
recognize and capitalize on personal
strengths while improving or allowing
for weaknesses. We are also better able
to appreciate what is really important to
us, and so access our own intrinsic
motivation (Caine & Caine, 1991).
EXAMPLES OF METACOGNITIVE
1. Mnemonics - are meaningful words where the
letters in the word each stand for a step in a
problem-solving process or for important pieces of
information about a particular topic of interest.
Music mnemonics – using songs to memorize
something. Example singing the "ABC" song
Name mnemonics – Using acronyms
Ode or Rhyme Mnemonics - An Ode or Rhyme
Mnemonic puts information in the form of a poem.
Examples are nursery rhymes.
Metacognitive strategies are memorable and it
must accurately represent the learning task.