The Impact of Metacognition Training on Undergraduate Biology Students

dc.contributor.advisorQuigley, Dena
dc.contributor.authorNack, Taylor
dc.contributor.departmentBiology.en_US
dc.contributor.otherBaylor Universityen_US
dc.contributor.schoolshonors collegeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-19T13:01:14Z
dc.date.available2020-05-19T13:01:14Z
dc.date.copyright2020
dc.date.issued2020-05-19
dc.description.abstractMetacognition can be thought of as how individuals think about and control their own learning. Metacognitive skill has been tied to improved academic performance and thinking skills. In this study, undergraduate biology students received training in three aspects of metacognition: planning, monitoring, and evaluating. The goal of this study was to investigate if students who were explicitly taught metacognitive skills through online instructional videos and quizzes bettered their academic performance and increased metacognitive awareness. Course grades and scores on a metacognitive awareness inventory were compared between groups across one academic semester. The results showed a significant improvement in one skill set, monitoring, and students in the experimental group showed improvements in final laboratory grades in their biology course that closely approached significance. These results indicate that further testing as well as some alteration to the content of the training are warranted.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/10831
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.subjectMetacognition.en_US
dc.subjectLearning.en_US
dc.subjectMetacognitive skill.en_US
dc.subjectMetacognitive Awareness.en_US
dc.subjectMetacognition Training.en_US
dc.subjectBiology Education.en_US
dc.subjectLearning Theory.en_US
dc.titleThe Impact of Metacognition Training on Undergraduate Biology Studentsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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