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Metacognitive approach

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Principles in Teaching (METACOGNITION)

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Metacognitive approach

  1. 1. METACOGNITIVE APPROACH The simplest definition of metacognition is thinking about your thinking.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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).
  4. 4. EXAMPLES OF METACOGNITIVE STRATEGIES 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.
  5. 5. MNEMONICS INCLUDE: Music mnemonics – using songs to memorize something. Example singing the "ABC" song Name mnemonics – Using acronyms example: ROYGBIV 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.

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