Faculty Development & Learning Assessment

Metacognition (Or, Thinking about Thinking)


Metacognition can be an invaluable tool to help students focus on the learning process itself and help themselves find the best ways to learn.

“A ‘metacognitive’ approach to instruction can help students learn to take control of their own learning by defining learning goals and monitoring their progress towards them.”

Teaching and Learning Implications:

Adapted from: Millis, Barbara J., Director, The TEAM Center, University of Texas at San Antonio, http://www.utsa.edu/directory/

Tip References

Bransford, J. D., A. Brown, and R. R. Cocking (Eds.). (1999). How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Washington, D. C.: National Academy Press. Available from http://www.nap.edu/html/howpeople1/notice.html