Metacognition and Its Role in Mathematics Learning: an Exploration of the Perceptions of a Teacher and Students in a Secondary School
Khalid S. Alzahrani
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The study aims to explore teachers’ and students’ perspectives regarding metacognition and its role in mathematics learning. The use of case study was a methodical means to achieve elaborate data and to shed light on issues facing the study. The participants consisted of a case study class from a secondary school in Saudi Arabia. The instruments used for data collection were semi-structured interviews and classroom observation. The data produced essential finding based on thematic analysis techniques, regarding study’s aim. Firstly, the traditional method can hinder mathematics teaching and learning through metacognition. Secondly, although metacognitive mathematics instruction should be planned, the strategy that is introduced should be directly targeted at improving the monitoring and regulation of students’ thought when dealing with mathematics problems.


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Article Type: Research Article

INT ELECT J MATH ED, Volume 12, Issue 3, October 2017, 521-537

Publication date: 19 Jul 2017

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