2 posts tagged with "buzzword"

Metacognition: An Overview v.1

March 25, 2014

Metacognition: An Overview

Jennifer A. Livingston

© 1997 by Jennifer A. Livingston 

"Metacognition" is one of the latest buzz words in educational psychology, but what exactly is metacognition? The length and abstract nature of the word makes it sound intimidating, yet its not as daunting a concept as it might seem. We engage in metacognitive activities everyday. Metacognition enables us to be successful learners, and has been associated with intelligence (e.g., Borkowski, Carr, &...

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Metacognition: An Overview v.2

March 25, 2014

Why You Should Treat Your Brain Like an Unruly Child


I don’t trust my brain. It’s got some good qualities, sure, but it needs constant supervision. It’s like an unruly Boston terrier – left to its own devices, it will scamper off and rummage through the garbage can, spreading rotten guacamole all over the house. In my brain’s case, this means the hours spent wallowing in unrealistic worries, time-wasting regret and...

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