What is the Difference between the
two types of Metacognitive
Knowledge, Implicit and Explicit?
Implicit Metacognitive Knowledge is the ability to monitor ones own cognitive activites.
A perfect example from in the text (Children's Thinking by Siegler and Alibali) was
about a child who continually is monitoring his/her own speech. When the child makes a mistake when speaking they will
stop and say the sentence over again but correctly. They are aware that they had made a mistake in their language whether
it be a grammatical, pronouncing or naming error because their are monitoring their cognitive activities. Though in this type
of metacognitive knowledge the individual is unaware that they are infact monitioring themselves.