Meta cognition for children

Active monitoring and modifying of thought processes help us for self-regulation, involving self-awareness, critical analysis skills, and the ability to problem-solve.

For students, having metacognitive skills means that they are able to recognise their own cognitive abilities, direct their own learning, evaluate their performance, understand what caused their successes or failures, and learn new strategies. It can also help them learn how to revise. This is because it optimises their basic cognitive processes, including memory, attention, activation of prior knowledge, and being able to solve or complete a task. It makes them learn more efficiently and more effectively, and so they are able to make more progress.
Why is Metacognition Beneficial in Student Learning?
The potential benefits of metacognition in learning are as follows:

Higher achievement levels for the students. Metacognitive practices can also compensate for any cognitive limitations that a student might have, according to research such as this.
Increased ability to learn independently. Being able to monitor their own progress lets them take control of their own learning, inside and outside the classroom.
Improved resilience. Identifying their successes and failures, and which strategies work best for them – or which have failed – increases students’ perseverance in getting better at their work.
It aids disadvantaged students. According to this report, and research by the EEF, teaching in a way that supports metacognition is beneficial for students who are at a disadvantage to their peers.
Cost-effectiveness. This method of teaching does not require specialist equipment, nor any other large purchases – it only requires teachers to be trained in the method effectively.
Transferable knowledge. Metacognition helps students to transmit their knowledge and understanding across tasks and contexts, including reading comprehension, writing, mathematics, memorising, reasoning, and problem-solving.
Effective for all ages of students. Research has looked at both primary and secondary students – and even those who have not yet started school – and found benefits in all cases.
Emotional and social growth. Gaining awareness of their own mental states allows students to think about how to be happy, respected, and confident in themselves. They are also better able to understand other people’s perspectives.

16 replies
  1. Fatemeh alizadeh
    Fatemeh alizadeh says:

    Problem solving skills are defined as actively dealing with searching and identifying problems, problems and opportunities, using logic and judgment skills in collecting and analyzing information and searching and creating solutions, comparing different solutions and choosing the best way to face a problem.

  2. Fateme Hemmati
    Fateme Hemmati says:

    Hello, dear professor, this topic was very interesting for me because metacognitive abilities play an important role in all kinds of cognitive activities, including verbal exchange of information, reading comprehension, verbal comprehension, writing, language learning, perception, attention, memory, problem solving, social cognition, self-learning. And… it plays. That is, it can be said that somehow it includes all aspects of our life.

  3. Masoumeh Ashoury
    Masoumeh Ashoury says:

    It has also been discussed about the potential benefits of metacognition in learning, for example, it improves resilience, identifies successes and failures, is cost-effective, etc.

  4. Masoumeh Ashoury
    Masoumeh Ashoury says:

    Hello dear teacher. This article tells us that: “Active monitoring and modification of thought processes helps us to self-regulate, which includes self-awareness, critical analysis skills and problem-solving ability. The more the concept of metacognition is taught at a younger age. It provides the basics for basic thinking and the child gets to know how to think correctly and understand the subjects from the beginning. Metacognitive skills, like any other education, happen better in the group of peers. It is effective for all ages of students. For students, having metacognitive skills means that they can recognize their cognitive abilities, direct their learning, evaluate their performance, understand what made them succeed or fail, and learn new strategies.

  5. zeinab rostami
    zeinab rostami says:

    In my opinion: metacognitive skills, as mentioned in the article, need training, and most children should first have and develop the four basic educational goals of balance/resilience/insight and empathy, which are characteristic of the receptive brain, whether with the help of What help did the guide and parent take from the article: Metacognitive skills can recognize and self-evaluate their abilities and cognitive skills even at a young age, they can distinguish between good and bad, self-confidence and high self-esteem in relation to other people.
    . they have

  6. ساناز سعادتی
    ساناز سعادتی says:

    The presentation was very complete, but without a doubt, strengthening this skill in children requires that adults pay more attention to them and spend more time on them.

  7. hadis torkamandi
    hadis torkamandi says:

    Hi teacher, don’t be tired
    For students, metacognition means to know their own success or knowledge, which factors have influenced it, and they can also learn new strategies.
    It has been said that metacognition is useful in student learning because it can solve students’ limitations
    And they can take control of themselves in and out of class

  8. Reyhane Najafgholizade
    Reyhane Najafgholizade says:

    Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking. More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner.

  9. nadia norouzi
    nadia norouzi says:

    hi,i think In relation to this issue, it can be said about the weak educational system. As you said, when the student becomes aware of her abilities, everything can change for her.

  10. hadis torkamandi
    hadis torkamandi says:

    A group of activities causes self-regulating self-belief systems which affects a person’s perception and thoughts

  11. شیدا عباسی
    شیدا عباسی says:

    It’s an important issue that if we make it for our children, maybe things will go better. This is very useful for most of us

  12. Mona mollakazemi
    Mona mollakazemi says:

    One of the techniques of metacognition can be self-learning in order to teach students to gain conscious personal control over the learning task by using self-talk.

  13. Mohadese salimzade
    Mohadese salimzade says:

    Hello, don’t be tired, professor. In my opinion, not only students but every human being should know their skills fully, to know what their weaknesses and strengths are so that they can achieve the success they want. In students who are learning, these cognitive processes make them learn more efficiently and can better understand the views of others.

  14. Sevda_jafari
    Sevda_jafari says:

    Simply put, the purpose of education is to promote learning. Learning is dependent on many factors, and research and analysis show that helping children to clearly express what they have learned and what is problematic for them in learning increases their learning power. Teaching this skill so that the child can think about what he has learned and categorize the material based on his learning is nothing but a metacognitive skill. It is very necessary to have a coach and a teacher who guides the child correctly in this way. In virtual space and online education, the teacher has the task of receiving children’s feedback and sharing them with each other.

  15. فاطمه سرحدی
    فاطمه سرحدی says:

    Thank you, dear professor, metacognition can be important in all stages of life in students, causing better learning. Making decisions and raising awareness. Fateme Sarhadi from Iranian University


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