Metacognition is the awareness and understanding of one's own thought processes. It involves having an understanding of how and why one thinks or learns in a certain way, allowing for improved strategies to be employed.
Metacognition helps people to explore their beliefs, values, emotions and behaviors as they relate to learning. Being able to reflect on one's own thinking can provide individuals with insight into what areas need improvement and help them to accomplish educational goals successfully.
Introducing metacognitive strategies in your classroom: A teacher's guide for introducing metacognition into daily teaching practice, from research to practice.
How can metacognition be used in your classrooms to develop independent learners who can think for themselves?
Thinking maps for developing student understanding: a teacher's guide to adopting visual tools in the classroom.
Mind maps for generating knowledge: A guide for teachers
Metacognitive practice and independent learning in children.