Definition of metacognition in English:



  • [mass noun] Awareness and understanding of one's own thought processes.

    • ‘The current experiments were conducted to determine the role of metacognition in changing answers on multiple-choice tests.’
    • ‘Moreoever, these views may guide their capacity for metacognition.’
    • ‘She has also examined closed-head injury with respect to working memory, metacognition, and reading ability.’
    • ‘The current research focuses on two other literatures where cross talk could be fruitful: psychological testing and the newer field of metacognition.’
    • ‘Future directions primarily consisted of offering additional areas (e.g., metacognition, folk psychology) in which one might work out a bridge with the minding concept.’