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ERIC Number: EJ1107439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1814-6627
Fostering Metacognitive Awareness among Teachers: Implications for the Nigerian School System
Okoza, Jolly; Aluede, Oyaziwo
Africa Education Review, v11 n4 p614-637 2014
This article focused on the concept of metacognition. Some theoretical models of metacognition were discussed to provide a general framework to understand the relationship between the different aspects or components of this phenomenon. The study also looked at five metacognitive strategies that enhance learning in schools, namely: (1) graphic organizers; (2) metacognitive scaffolding; (3) reciprocal teaching; (4) explicit instruction; and (5) collaborative learning. The work also briefly highlighted the problems of metacognitive strategies used in Nigerian schools. We noted that all learners do not engage spontaneously in metacognitive thinking unless they are explicitly encouraged to do so through carefully designed instructional activities. The study therefore recommended effective practice of scaffolded instruction on metacognitive strategies use in Nigerian schools and other countries in the world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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