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Meditation, Mnemonics, Key Word Method & Imagery

I'm having a really hard time understanding Meta-cognition.

I need help on explaining the four types of learning listed below. What it represents and then discuss if it is a long /short term memory tool. Is it meant to help w/large or small amounts of data and lastly the format of the style being used.

Samples to use: Meditation, Mnemonics, Key word method and Imagery.

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Metacognition is, quite simply, thinking about thinking. It is the ability to be aware of and to ask questions about one's own thought and learning processes. The psychologist who pioneered the field of metacognition was J.H. Flavell (Livingston, 1997).

Metacognitive strategies can help people move information from short-term memory into long term memory by helping them to think about, control, and more effectively use their own thinking processes (Slavin, 2000).

Metacognitive strategies:

1. Meditation
A) Meditation is a systematic narrowing of attention that slows the metabolism and helps produce feelings of relaxation.
B) Meditation can improve long-term memory storage and retrieval processes.
C) By improving access to long-term memory, meditation helps make better use of the mind's natural ability to process large amounts of data.
D) Meditation involves sitting in stillness and silence, free of distraction for minutes or even hours at a time, allowing the mind to focus on the present, removing all other thoughts from consciousness. Sometimes a chant or mantra is used to help focus attention.

2. Mnemonics
A) A systematic procedure for enhancing memory by associating facts with familiar information already stored in the brain.
B) Mnemonics are not an overall teaching method or approach. Mnemonics are simply a strategy that has been proven to be extremely ...

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