Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1882

Full Length Research Paper

The degree of using meta-cognitive thinking strategies skills for problem solving by a sample of biology female teachers at the secondary stage in the State of Kuwait

Khadir Abdullah Al Azmy
  • Khadir Abdullah Al Azmy
  • Department of Methods and Teaching, College of Education World Islamic Sciences and Education University, Amman, Jordan.
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Tahani Muhammed Alebous
  • Tahani Muhammed Alebous
  • Department of Methods and Teaching, College of Education World Islamic Sciences and Education University, Amman, Jordan.
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  •  Received: 03 November 2020
  •  Accepted: 08 December 2020
  •  Published: 31 December 2020

Abstract

The study aims to identify the degree of using meta-cognitive thinking strategy skill that relates to problem solving by teachers in the State of Kuwait and to investigate whether there is a statistical significance of using the skills of meta-cognitive strategies on solving problem related to their years of experience and their educational area. The current study followed the descriptive and analytical method that is the most appropriate for educational studies particularly that have to with correlation studies and the study of the relationships between variables. The research tool is represented in a list of thinking of meta-cognition that is distributed in (36) items that are basically under four dimensions including understanding the problem, setting a plan for solution, control and evaluation. The research sample that was analyzed contained (204) members. They are teachers who teach biology at secondary school in the state of Kuwait that is, 50% of the total number of female teachers in the State of Kuwait who are actually working in the whole six educational areas available in the state of Kuwait. The survey was electronically distributed via social media platforms because of Corona Virus pandemic witnessed by the State of Kuwait and the world. The research findings showed the degree of using the skills of meta-cognitive strategy that relate to problem solving by the research sample in the State of Kuwait was high despite of the different degrees of each strategy. The results indicated there is not a statistical significance of applying the skills of meta-cognitive strategies on solving problem by the research sample belong to their years of experience and the educational area they work in.

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Key words: Strategy, strategies of meta-cognitive thinking, understanding the problem, setting a plan for solution, control, evaluation.