Meta cognition is defined as "cognition about cognition" or "knowing about knowing."  It can take many forms, including knowledge about when and how to use particular strategies for learning or for problem solving.  Meta memory, defined as knowing about memory and mnemonic strategies, is an especially important form of meta cognition.  The game of chess, with its various dynamics, offers ample methods to make youth aware of not only the decisions they make and their consequences, but the process they undertake to make those decisions.  This process is made evident by offering youth a simple acronym to aid in better understanding the precepts of critical thinking and self awareness through meta cognition.

 

META COGNITION