META-COGNITION IN TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESS

Dr. M. Suganthi, Dr. C. Muthurasu

Abstract


Meta-cognition is the knowledge and awareness one has of their own thinking processes and strategies and the ability to evaluate and regulate one’s own thinking processes.  It is learning to think about the how and why of what one does. Thus study explain about the teaching meta-cognitively and also about why the teacher teach meta-cognitively.  Teachers need to self-regulate their instruction before, during and after conducting lessons in order to maximize their effectiveness with students.  Many teachers conduct lessons without adequate advance planning and without adequately checking to see how a lesson is going while it is underway.  Teachers often teach the way they were taught rather than consider the advantages and disadvantages of alternative approaches and how to use them most effectively.  Teaching for meta-cognition, or thinking about their own thinking as learners.


Keywords


Meta-Cognition, Developing for Strategies, Advantages, Language learning process.

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