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dc.contributor.authorWagaba, Francis
dc.contributor.authorTreagust, David
dc.contributor.authorKoul, Rekha
dc.contributor.editorStaff at RECSAM/SEAMEO
dc.identifier.citationWagaba, Francis and Treagust, David and Koul, Rekha. 2011. Teaching Science Using Metacognitive Strategies to Improve Achievement, in Staff at RECSAM/SEAMEO (ed), 4th International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Nov 15 2011. Penang, Malaysia: SEAMEO RECSAM

This action research study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a repertoire of interventions aimed at enhancing secondary school students’ metacognitive capabilities in science and the correlation between the students’ metacognitive capabilities and their results in science tests and assignments. The action research, which started in 2009, involved 2 cycles. In the first cycle, 35 students from Year 9 participated in the action research. The interventions included providing students with clearly stated focused outcomes, engaging in collaborative group work and using concept mapping. In the second cycle, a total of 57 students from Years 7, 9 and 11 participated. The same interventions, as in cycle one, were employed in addition to using reflection journals. In the first cycle, the data to evaluate the effectiveness of the metacognitive interventions were obtained from pre- and posttests on metacognitive questionnaires and pre-and posttests scores using two-tier tests in three different science topics. The results of the metacognitive survey showed gains on Metacognitive Support but not for Metacognitive Strategy Use. Student gains were evident from the test scores for Light and Atoms.

dc.publisherSEAMEO RECSAM
dc.subjectaction research
dc.subjectsecondary science
dc.titleTeaching Science Using Metacognitive Strategies to Improve Achievement
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleCoSMEd 2011 Proceedings
dcterms.source.seriesCoSMEd 2011 Proceedings
dcterms.source.conference4th International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateNov 15 2011
dcterms.source.conferencelocationPenang, Malaysia
dcterms.source.placePenang, Malaysia
curtin.departmentScience and Mathematics Education Centre (Research Institute)
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