Primary science teachers' perspectives about metacognition in science teaching

Sulaiman, Tajularipin and Abdul Rahim, Suzieleez Syrene and Yan, Wong Kai and Subramaniam, Punnithann (2021) Primary science teachers' perspectives about metacognition in science teaching. European Journal of Educational Research, 10 (1). pp. 75-84. ISSN 2165-8714, DOI

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Metacognition in science teaching involves processes that include self-awareness and self-regulation. Metacognition enables the teachers to facilitate student learning and to reflect on their teaching in order to enable themselves to improve or to make any changes to their teaching. In particular, teaching activities, especially in the 21st century, do not merely involve the transfer of knowledge and then applying that knowledge into daily life, but teachers need to reflect, plan and evaluate learning outcomes to enhance further in teaching. This study attempts to gain the perspective and implementation of metacognition skills in teaching science in the primary school classroom. The data was collected through a qualitative research method based on interviews with six science teachers in primary school using semi-structured interview protocol. The interview data were analysed for emerging themes, guided by the research questions. Teachers have a similar perspective of the understanding of metacognition in science teaching. Further discussion focuses on the implementation of metacognition in science teaching. This discussion is divided into three aspects, which are constraints faced, overcoming the constraints, and efforts made to implement metacognition in science teaching. Hence, the understanding of science teachers in regards to metacognition in science teaching is important and gives a positive impact towards teaching and learning in primary science teaching. © 2021 Eurasian Society of Educational Research. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metacognition; Primary science; Primary teachers; Reflection
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2023 08:12
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2023 08:12

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