The promotion of metacognitive development in the classroom

Saemah Rahman, Ruhizan Mohammad Yasin, Kamaruzaman Jusoff, Siti Rahayah Ariffin, Najmi Hayati, Suriani Yusof

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Abstract

Metacognitive skills are an important component for effective learning because it enables individuals to plan, monitor and regulate their cognitive performance. However the development of students' metacognitive skills is not being emphasized in many classrooms today. This study sought to examine student's perception on seven metacognitive development activities in the classroom and its relationship to their metacognitive skills. A total of 160 secondary school students were involved in this study. Data collection was conducted using questionnaires to assess students' metacognitive skills and their perceptions on metacognitive development activities in the classroom. Results of the study showed that 'metacognitive reflection' activity contributed significantly to the variation in students' metacognitive skills; however, the study also found a lack of attention to this aspect by teachers in the classroom. As a whole, most teachers were not aware of the benefits of making the learning process explicit and visible to students. The study implies that efforts should be geared to encourage teachers to consider 'metacognitive reflection' activities in the classroom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Metacognition
  • Metacognitive development
  • Metacognitive reflection
  • Metacognitive skill

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Rahman, S., Mohammad Yasin, R., Jusoff, K., Ariffin, S. R., Hayati, N., & Yusof, S. (2011). The promotion of metacognitive development in the classroom. World Applied Sciences Journal, 13(1), 95-99.

The promotion of metacognitive development in the classroom. / Rahman, Saemah; Mohammad Yasin, Ruhizan; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman; Ariffin, Siti Rahayah; Hayati, Najmi; Yusof, Suriani.

In: World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2011, p. 95-99.

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Rahman, S, Mohammad Yasin, R, Jusoff, K, Ariffin, SR, Hayati, N & Yusof, S 2011, 'The promotion of metacognitive development in the classroom', World Applied Sciences Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 95-99.
Rahman, Saemah ; Mohammad Yasin, Ruhizan ; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman ; Ariffin, Siti Rahayah ; Hayati, Najmi ; Yusof, Suriani. / The promotion of metacognitive development in the classroom. In: World Applied Sciences Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 95-99.
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