An important type of learning is learning about our own thought or cognitive processes.  This reflects metacognition.  What is metacognition?

Metacognition Definition:
Metacognition is the understanding and awareness of one's own mental or cognitive processes.

Metacognition Examples:

There are many possible examples of metacognition.  These examples may help to gain a better understanding of the concept.  Below are some examples of metacognition:

    1.  A person learns about his or her own style of learning.

    2.  A person learns about what things help him or her to remember facts, names, and events. 

    3.  A person becomes aware of his or her own biases in judging others.

    4.  A person learns about what strategies are the most effective in solving certain problems.