METACOGNITIVE AWARENESS: AN IMPERATIVE FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Ben Ejide

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The  paper  examined   the  theory  and  studies  of  metacognition.   Both  the theory  and  empirical  studies  of  the  theory  across  cultures  indicated  the centrality and indispensability of metacognitive  strategies in learning tasks. A plethora of empirical evidence  indicated that students  high in metacognitive awareness  and used  metacognitive  strategies achieved  higher academically than their less metacognitive counterparts. The paper recommended the inclusion of metacognition  in the curriculum of Nigerian educational system to help  students  develop  metacognitive  skills to compete  effectively  in the

21st  century global market.


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metacognition, strategies, awareness

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