Overview of Teaching Methods and their Role in Developing Meta Cognitive Skills in Higher Education

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Pedagogical models   that have stressed on meta cognitive strategies have shown meaningful influxes   in increasing problem solving, and self-regulatory processes.  This study examined the impact of Teaching Methods (problem solving, group discussions question and cross training) on meta cognitive skills. This study was applied one and the research method was descriptive –survey. Statistical population included all supplementary students at Isfahan University which is the number of 4167 people by Using Cochran formula, 305 subjects. To collect data a researcher-made questionnaire was used which its content validity was confirmed by experts, and its reliability was estimated 0.94 using Coronbach`s Alpha method. Findings showed that the amount of effect of teaching methods (problem solving, group discussions question and cross training) on maturating meta cognition skills from the perspective of supplementary students resulting that larger than average assumption and meta cognitive skills education requires the educators to be committed to continuous learning and self-reflection. In fact, in order to guide meta cognitive skills students should be taught the suitable strategies. In this study, authors discussed  a series of Teaching Methods as problem solving, group discussions question and cross training which could develop meta cognitive skills.


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