The first intake of Metacognition Month already has 20 participants.

Starting on May Day, the first of May 2011, School of Thinking will be celebrating Metacognition Month.

All SOT participants will receive an email a day. There are no fees. You may invite a friend, too.

If you would like to be considered as a participant, please POST your answer below to the following DFQ (Daily Feedback Question):

What do you think is metacognition?

22 thoughts on “First Intake: Metacognition Month

  1. Metacognition helps people to perform many cognitive tasks more effectively. Strategies for promoting metacognition include self-questioning (e.g. “What do I already know about this topic? How have I solved problems like this before?”), thinking aloud while performing a task, and making graphic representations (e.g. concept maps, flow charts, semantic webs) of one’s thoughts and knowledge. The physical act of writing plays a large part in the development of metacognitive skills.
    Imagine having active control over the process of thinking! Learning!
    Cognitive processes such as planning, working memory, attention, problem solving, verbal reasoning, inhibition, mental flexibility, multi-tasking, initiation and monitoring of actions can be greatly enhanced using Metacognition.

  2. metacognition teaches us how to think or it is the way we think or the way we look at thinking.

  3. I believe Metacognition will be expanding the concept of the power of thought into an abstraction of cvs 2 bvs which could incorporate the possibility of thought being an energy field having a direct influence upon the Life and health of the Thinker. If the proper thought patterns of a Thinker can taught and implemented it could change the Lives of all who understand the principles and act upon them.

  4. Metacongnition is about thinking beyong the ordinary.I hopeit will further expand my thinking process a little a t a time. I want to take part. Thanks

  5. I have never heard (or read) the term before, but dissecting it I believe it refers to a higher level cognition. Cognition beyond the ordinary, or cognition about the ordinary cognition.

  6. I think metacognition might be the idea of awareness of the small details that create the sum of your cognitive experience(s). Perhaps too the involvement of all sensory input to fill the experience.

    I suppose I’ll find out.
    Jen

  7. Metacognition is thinking about thinking –
    a valuable “tool” to help us getting out of the “thinking ratrace”, gives us the time to enlarge the gap between stimulus and response, helps us to think about current habits and therefore gives us the chance to create new ones – hopefully better ones :), enhances the privilege of choice ….
    I like it!

  8. The most important thinking process. Sel-regulation, reflection, self-awareness and much more. Greetings from sunny Mexico

  9. Thinking about your thinking -asking yourself “What do I need to think about in order to get this done?”
    it’s kind of like an over arching umbrella which enables you to choose the best way forward CVS to BVS

  10. Metacognition is defined as “cognition about cognition”, or “knowing about knowing.”[1] It can take many forms; it includes knowledge about when and how to use particular strategies for learning or for problem solving.[1] Metcalfe, J., & Shimamura, A. P. (1994). Metacognition: knowing about knowing. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press via Wikipedia :)

  11. Cognition about cognition. Or in other words thinking bout thinking – how and why I think in a certain way.
    Hopefully I made it for the first intake -:))
    Greetings from sunny Bulgaria !

  12. Metacognition is ‘thinking about your thinking’.
    Working with students with learning difficulties, it is important to teach the learning process. Help students to become aware of and monitor their learning strategies.
    Students with specific learning difficulites particularly need support in these areas: executive functioning, learning style, multiple intelligence, DeBono’s hats and Habits of Mind.
    Metacognition is paraticularly important for coaching and mentoring students, teachers, business people and leadership. Love it.

  13. Metacognition can be conscious awareness, monitoiring and reflection on your own learning and problem solving. It can also be used to refer to stragtegies that are used in a group to solve a problem.

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