[ˈmiːtə kɒɡˈnɪʃn̩]

Metacognition is to assess, monitor and plan one’s performance and understanding. This refers to knowing where and when to use specific strategies for learning and problem solving; this is a strategy that helps employers and HR professionals to be aware of how employees perform and the level of understanding for their roles. There have been five metacognitive strategies that have been identified and they the following:

  • Identifying one’s own learning needs and style
  • Planning for a task
  • Gathering and organizing materials
  • Arranging a schedule and a space
  • Monitoring mistakes
  • Evaluating the success of any learning strategy and adjusting
  • Evaluating task success

Therefore it is a great strategy that organizations can use to assess their staff and managers; another advantage of metacognition is that it helps employers in supporting employee learning and growth within the organization.

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We metacognition in order to support out team members.