Metacognitive Processes And Skills : How Our Students Think And Have Thought Processes

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Metacognitive Processes and Skills: How our students think and have thought processes How we think and how we process information varies as we age, but for purpose of this paper I will discuss the thought processes of a child until their adolescent years. The older a child becomes the more aware they are of their thoughts and the more capable they become to process higher levels of information (Broderick, & Blewitt, 2015). These metacognitive processes vary a bit from child to child, but overall each child has the ability to think in these common manners. As long as normal cognitive levels are present, and no mental retardation or mental defects exist.
1. Metacognition
Metacognition is the process of literally “thinking about thinking”. Knowing what you know and how you think about such knowledge. When you are a thinker you then are responsible for your own actions and behaviors. Just as an executive 's job is management of an organization, a thinker 's job is management of thinking (Blakley, & Spencer, 2008). In the classroom, I use several techniques to get students to think about what they know and create an environment for thought. One example of this is open ended questioning: using questions that end in an open ended aspect rather than a yes or no conclusion. I.e. “What would happen if the deaf person goes without hearing for 3 years of their life?” As opposed to: “If a deaf person cannot hear for three years, would they develop speech abilities?” A second example…

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