IDEA Paper #63 by Barbara J. Milils from the University of Texas at San Antonio
Metacognition is, at its simplest, the process of thinking about thinking. However, this process goes much deeper than this as we consider factors such as planning (and pre/post planning) efforts that go into allowing students to understand their thinking.
A number of strategies are posed for allowing students the chance at greater metacognition:
Implementing activities to promote metacognition
Quizzes and examinations to promote metacognition
Essay Tests, analysis of test results
Activities during a lesson
These strategies represent only a few of the many ways to promote metacognition within the classroom.
Additional Resources and Strategies for using metacognition: