metacognition


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metacognition

 [met″ah-kog-nish´un]
an educational process that incorporates knowledge about one's abilities, the demands of given tasks, and potentially effective learning strategies; it involves self-regulation via planning, predicting, monitoring, regulating, evaluating, and revising strategies.

metacognition

A form of critical thinking, which is a key criterion for acquiring and assessing new information. For scientific thought, metacognition entails awareness of one’s background knowledge, assumptions, and auxiliary hypotheses regarding how an observation occurs and in assessing its validity.

metacognition

(met-a-kog-nish'un) plural.metacognitions
Awareness of the knowledge one possesses and one's ability to apply that knowledge.
See: insight
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Metacognition and problem solving: A process-oriented approach.
One of the main assumptions among all theories of metacognition is the mutual correlation of knowledge and regulation of cognition (Flavell, 1979; Jacobs and Paris, 1987).
Many studies investigating the relationship between metacognition and obsessive symptoms in OCD have used non-clinical samples (3, 9), which are hypothesized to be analogous to OCD samples in that worry and obsessions are normally occurring phenomena; however, the need to study clinical samples has been emphasized (9).
Further factors related to learning processes, such as motivation, metacognition and self-regulated learning are needed (Castel, Murayama, Friedman, McGillivray & Link, 2013; Kumar, Singh & Ahuja, 2017; Monads, de Palo, Sinatra, & Berzonsky, 2016; Villar, Pinazo, Triado, Celdran & Sole, 2010; Villar, Triado, Pinazo, Celdran & Sole, 2010b).
The last mentioned duo gave shape and form to the concept of metacognition. They described it as the process through which individuals are aware and reflect upon the range of strategies (or create new strategies) appropriate to apply to a given task, and consider each relative to its utility in addressing the decision task at hand (Ford et al., 1998; Haynie & Shepherd, 2009, p.
If we ask ourselves today, "What is metacognition?", we can recover the past decades of research on the topic and, together with Flavell's definition, we can understand what "knowledge of a cognition" where "cognition x" can regulate itself and is subject to being monitored, planned, thought and directed towards specific learning tasks.
Metacognition. Retrieved from https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-subpages/metacognition/
The present study focused on the association of metacognition and cognitive insight in schizophrenia.
Since the 1970s, the terms metamemory and metacognition have come into use and were first coined by Flavell (1979; Flavell & Wellman, 1977).