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The study of cognition about cognition, or the subject's knowledge concerning their own cognitive processes or anything related to them.

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It seems like there are a lot of ideas out there as to what metacognition really is. Having done my MS thesis in understanding how people learn in engineering programs, I typically think about … metacognition as "knowing how to learn." It's typically a goal of engineering education to teach students these skills. Therefore, I would say it's mostly a cognitive variable, but it's also a behavior …
answered Apr 23 '13 by rmayer06