Metacognition is awareness of one’s own thinking.
Metacognition is essential for developing critical thinking skills. The objective of metacognition is to have the learner become aware of his own cognitive processes and to become involved in understanding what he is thinking as he proceeds. The student is reflecting to see whether or not what he or she is doing is working.
Reflect on whether or not you hear yourself talking to yourself while solving this problem: How much is half of two plus two?
When we hear ourselves thinking, we are metacogitating. But do not assume that every student does it. For example, a student works on and solves a problem, and the teacher says, “Tell us how you solved … >>>READ MORE >>> →