Metacognition is the highest state of awareness.
It's actually thinking about thinking. Or, it's being aware that one is aware. Metacognition is being aware of one's thinking and directing one's thinking in a deliberate and strategic way. It's choosing which way to think.
What is a unit of metacognition? Measurement is important. Especially when assessing value in training and in applications like in business or research. "What gets measured gets done" and "If you can't measure it you can't manage it" are two popular mantras highlighting the critical importance of metrics.
SOT's DFQ is an example of a unit of metacognition: Daily Feedback Question. This DFQ metric not only shows evidence of engagement but also evidence of strategic thinking.
Since 1979, School of Thinking has been the leading program in the world for teaching metacognition. The three ascending thought bubbles in the School of Thinking logo are there to represent the process of metacognition ... from cvs to bvs to bvs ...