Metacognitive Skills Development in Basic Chemistry of Bachelor of Industrial Technology Students of Batangas State University, Philippines
Antonette T. Geron
Batangas State University, Main Campus I
Batangas City, Philippines
To gain skills, abilities, and strategies are the primary goal of education for every student rather than to store information from their classrooms and be sponges of knowledge initiated by their teachers. Hence, a good education should be able to show how to learn, how to remember, how to motivate students’ and how to control their learning. This study focused on the students’ ability to learn chemistry by developing their metacognitive skills among a first-year Bachelor of Industrial Technology students of Batangas State University, with an end view of preparing metacognitive skills activities in Chemistry. Specifically, this aimed to determine the extent of manifestation of metacognitive skills in terms of planning, monitoring, and evaluation. The researcher utilized frequency count, weighted mean and ranking as the statistical treatment and the Bachelor of Industrial Technology students enrolled in Basic Chemistry from the seven campuses of Batangas State University as the respondents. The descriptive method of research was employed by using a researchers-made questionnaire as the main instrument in gathering data. Focus group discussion among chemistry faculty was also utilized to determine their assessment on the extent of students’ metacognitive ability. Based on the result, it was found that the Bachelor of Industrial Technology students from Batangas State University system showed a moderate extent of manifestation of metacognitive skills in terms of planning, monitoring, and evaluation. Results of the study were used as a basis for the preparation of metacognitive activities to enhance the skills of students.
Keywords: Metacognitive Skills Development, Metacognitive Skills in Chemistry, Metacognitive Activities, Descriptive method, Higher Education, Philippines