METACOGNITION – my new favorite word!
I love all three of its components as described by my trusty Wikipedia:
- Metacognitive knowledge (also called metacognitive awareness) is what individuals know about themselves and others as cognitive processors.
- Metacognitive regulation is the regulation of cognition and learning experiences through a set of activities that help people control their learning.
- Metacognitive experiences are those experiences that have something to do with the current, on-going cognitive endeavor.
Every time I find myself trying to understand children and their full potential- I am amazed by what I see.