On Metacognition

Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching and Learning has a page devoted to metacognition. The page includes useful explanations and activities for incorporating metacognition into class.


by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director Thinking about One’s Thinking | Putting Metacognition into Practice Thinking about One’s Thinking Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking. More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and…