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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Consequently, this dysfunctional processing develops into, or initially causes, perseverative thinking and emotional coping or develops clinical tendencies and cognitive irregularities, playing a major role in psychopathology.9 The metacognitive theory is a comprehensive explanation of metacognitions that monitor and regulate the executive self-regulatory system.
Findings revealed an insignificant association between self-efficacy beliefs and metacognitive strategies.
The table 3 shows that high level of motivation in prospective teachers has weak positive correlation with learning strategies containing organization, rehearsal, critical thinking, time and study environment, elaboration, metacognitive self-regulation, peer-learning, and effort regulation.
Metcalfe and Shimamura (1994) argued that metacognitive awareness is a higher level cognitive process that influences other factors of cognition, such as perception and memory.
If the dog would "check" through the gap when he had not seen where the reward was placed, this would indicate that he was aware that he did not know where the reward was--a metacognitive ability--and would try to get more information before choosing a fence.
* To study the relationship between metacognitive awareness and study habits in university students.
We set out to determine the cognitive styles of medical teachers in our institution with an aim to sensitize them about characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of their own cognitive styles and help them in utilizing this awareness for better teaching practices through appropriate metacognitive applications.
Cognitive interventions focused on metacognitive beliefs have shown promise in the treatment of OCD (2).
On the other hand, metacognitive processes are concerned with the individual's awareness of how they perceive such cognitive processes, such as awareness of how one thinks and recalls events, and how environmental and social stimuli are identified."
Metacognition is considered to be, at least in part, a conscious process also referred to as metacognitive awareness (Flavell, 1979; Nelson, 1996) and is distinct from cognition.
No cognitive or metacognitive challenging, coping skills training, or other treatment techniques were undertaken.
In this research area, the use of metacognitive scaffolding in computational environments is an aid for the student when managing and regulating cognitive processes during the learning process.