Definition of metacognition in English:

metacognition

Syllabification: met·a·cog·ni·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌmetəˌkägˈniSHən
 
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noun

Psychology
  • Awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes.
    More example sentences
    • She has also examined closed-head injury with respect to working memory, metacognition, and reading ability.
    • The current research focuses on two other literatures where cross talk could be fruitful: psychological testing and the newer field of metacognition.
    • Future directions primarily consisted of offering additional areas (e.g., metacognition, folk psychology) in which one might work out a bridge with the minding concept.

Derivatives

metacognitive

Pronunciation: /-ˈkägnətiv/
adjective
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  • From clinical experience we observed that in cognitive therapy there is a process of metacognitive awareness, or decentering, that takes place.
  • A second purpose of Experiment 3 was to determine whether the interaction between covariation and beliefs extends to participants' metacognitive judgments of the usefulness of covariation information.
  • For instance, students need to be provided wit opportunities and support to develop metacognitive and critical-thinking skills.

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