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Metacognition

•Metacognition is the act of thinking about one's own thinking and regulating one's own learning. It involves critical analysis of how decisions are made and vital material is consciously learned and acted upon.
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Transcript of Metacognition

Metacognition Definition: Is the act of thinking
about one's own thinking and regulating one's own learning. Sports and Metacognition
tips to be a successful athlete by using your mind:

"The power which a man's imagination has over his body to heal it or make it sick is a force which none of us are born without. The first man had it; the last one will possess it." -Mark Twain, 1903
positive self talking
going through a mental checklist
get rid of any negative thaughts or emotions
no seperation between physical and mental self
visualize what you are about to do and tell yourself you can do it
block pain out of your mind and strive for success
"i think i can, i think i can, i think i can" -thommas the train Metacognition enables us to be successful learners, and has been associated with intelligence
Metacognition refers to higher order thinking which involves active control over the cognitive processes engaged in learning. How metacognition is useful today When making a successful attempt on what your training for make a mental note on what you did and visualize this movement over and over again
Push mind and body until your at maximum potential
Although it does take a long time to gain a skill it is important that its not all mental, first you must practice a lot to gain this skill or ability
It is said that 10,000 hrs is "the magic number" to become good at a sport or to acheive greatness, this is roughly the national average time that a child plays videogames. Cite sources: http://calgaryscienceschool.blogspot.com/2010/03/making-sense-of-inquiry-metacognition.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metacognition http://gse.buffalo.edu/fas/shuell/cep564/metacog.htm Before - When you are developing the plan of action, ask yourself:

What in my past will help me with this particular task?
In what direction do I want my thinking to take me?
What should I do first?
Why am I doing this(big picture)?
How much time do I have to complete the task? During - When you are maintaining/monitoring the plan of action, ask yourself:

How am I doing?
Am I on the right track?
How should I proceed?
What information is important to remember?
Should I move in a different direction?
Should I adjust the pace depending on the difficulty?
What do I need to do if I do not understand?
After - When you are evaluating the plan of action ask yourself:
How well did I do?
Did my particular course of thinking impact more or less than I had expected?
What could I have done differently?
How might I apply this line of thinking to other problems?
Do I need to go back through the task to fill in any "blanks" in my understanding?
The three types of knowlage:
Declaritive knowledge- factual information (declared, written, or spoken); reading
Procedural knowledge- how to do something (how to do the steps in a process); taking notes
Conditional knowledge- when or when not to use your knowlage; when to apply info to study
this will help you become more aware of your "inner self" http://academic.pgcc.edu/~wpeirce/MCCCTR/metacognition.htm#III This is also known as the thinking of thinking, its purpose is to help people retain knowlage and show that it is mind over body. to show your mind to its full capability, weather it relates to physical or mental capability.
What the thought process looks like (questions to ask): http://www.thoughtformz.com/thoughtformz/thoughtformz.topic.metacognition
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