What is metacognition?

  • Thinking about thinking
  • Being aware of your own thinking process to help with problem solving
  • Understanding your own cognitive strengths and weaknesses
  • Involves various cognitive processes:

Why is metacognition important for growth?

  • There aren’t “right” strategies that apply to everyone
  • Understanding how your brain works helps you develop strategies that will work for you
  • Helps with developing appropriate goals
  • Increases efficiency in developing strategies
  • Makes it easier to persist through challenges, while leaning into effective strategies when appropriate

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