Questions tagged [meta-cognition]

Meta-cognition is the subject of the study of cognitive processes involved in activities such as teaching, learning, or problem solving, and the study of the subsequent regulation of those cognitive processes based on knowledge regarding them.

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Is metacognition ever bad?

Metacognition seems pretty universally positive. I'm wary of viewing it as such. Aside from the obvious criticisms like "you can't learn to ride a bicycle by thinking about and writing a 200 page ...
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Books on meta-cognition that would be relevant for those involved in mathematics?

In 1992 Schoenfeld wrote an excellent "review" of (among other things) metacognition as it applies to mathematics: whether from the perspective of a student, or a teacher. Metacognition, as quoted ...
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Mathematical difficulty

There exist a large number of reasons why "mathematics is difficult". If one exclude "subjective reasons" such as: "math anxiety, math fear,..." and education factors as: "inadapted math ...