Metacognition, or insight into one’s own learning process, may be critical for academic success. In this presentation, we cover some of the key metacognitive processes, discussing the areas in which college students often struggle. We address the questions of whether these metacognitive deficiencies are related to brain maturation, developmental stages or educational shortcomings and whether there are any metacognitive issues that are unique to millennial students (i.e., generational effects). Finally, we consider whether millennial characteristics should influence the ways in which we attempt to teach metacognitive skills to the current cohort of students.
Anselmi, Dina L. and Dudukovic, Nicole M., "Looking Inside the Mind of Millennial Students: What Do They Know or Not Know about Learning" (2011). Teaching Millennials in the New Millennium, April 2011. Paper 3.