metacognition

metacognition2016-12-13T06:29:27+00:00
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metacognition

metacognition 

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE, INFORMATICS

A term for critical thought, which is a key component for acquiring and assessing new information.

For scientific thought, metacognition entails awareness of one’s background knowledge, assumptions, and auxiliary hypotheses regarding how observation occurs and assessing its validity. 

Synonyms Cognition about cognition, thinking about thinking

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metacognition  

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