What is metacognition?

You are ‘doing’ metacognition when you think about how you are thinking with the aim to do things better. It sounds strange, though we all do this to some extent, but usually it’s random, haphazard and done unconsciously.

It’s not only ‘what’ you know that’s important but ‘how’ you use what you know. ‘How’ you tackle what you don’t know is even more crucial. The combination of these factors is metacognition; the supreme mind-skill.

The Thunkies® give you a simple, effective and fun way to do this, with a real purpose to encourage the growth of your children’s thinking capabilities.

Metacognition for the future

Corporate leaders are way ahead of schools in realising how vital these methods are, and that’s why even though he is an experienced schoolteacher, Jerry chose to undertake his research and teaching in leading businesses rather than in schools. The corporate sector understands that effective metacognition is good for business.

The Thunkies® games, quizzes, books and ‘metacog’ activities for families that Jerry Rhodes and his team are creating will augment children’s mental toolkit, delivering skills that schools currently cannot.