(Psychology and Society) Metacognition
An important type of learning is learning about our own thought or cognitive processes. This reflects metacognition. What is metacognition?
Metacognition is the understanding and awareness of one’s own mental or cognitive processes.
There are many possible examples of metacognition. These examples may help to gain a better understanding of the concept. Below are some examples of metacognition:
1. A person learns about his or her own style of learning.
2. A person learns about what things help him or her to remember facts, names, and events.
3. A person becomes aware of his or her own biases in judging others.
4. A person learns about what strategies are the most effective in solving certain problems.