Exploring the dynamic relationship between metacognition and curriculum: Suggestions for integration and implementation
Braund, Heather Leigh-Anne
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Metacognition is the awareness and regulation of an individual’s cognition. It has often been termed as ‘thinking about your thinking’ which is crucial for academic success. Further, students with strong metacognitive thinking skills and strategies are more likely to be successful across subject domains. Students require explicit teacher instruction on how their metacognitive thinking can be developed and used in various situations. These skills and strategies are not innate in nature. Students can work on developing them from a young age. Teachers have an instrumental role in helping students develop their metacognition. The purpose of this paper is to more closely examine the conceptualization of metacognition and suggest ways in which metacognition can be integrated into the classroom. Lastly, helpful resources for integrating metacognition and educational implications will be outlined.