The Impact of Using Meta Cognitive Learning Strategies on Al-Hussain Bin Talal University Students' Achievement in and Attitudes towards Health Concepts in "Tenet of Worship" Course

Omar Salim Muhammad Al-Khateeb

Abstract


This quasi experimental study aims at investigating the impact of a Meta Cognitive Learning Model (MCLM) on the achievement of Al-Hussein Bin Talal University students and their attitudes towards health concepts included in the course "Tenet of Worship". The total sample of the study (# 120 students at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University) was selected purposively; then divided into two groups: a control group and an experimental group.
Two instruments were used to achieve the aims of this study: a) written test on the health concepts in "Tenet of Worship"; and b) attitude scale towards healthy concepts included in the course "Tenet of Worship".
In order to verify the level of variable significance between the two groups with regard to the two instruments mentioned above, means of students scores have been calculated according to each variable in each group. Data was analyzed using (ANCOVA). The findings of the study indicated:
- a significant difference between the mean scores of the experimental and control groups in the achievement test on the health concepts in " Tenet of Worship", in favors of the experimental group.
- a significant difference between the mean scores of the experimental and control groups in the students' attitudes towards the health concepts in " Tenet of Worship" in favors of the experimental group.
On basis of these findings, the study recommends the use of the MCLM in teaching healthy concepts in the course "Tenet of Worship" with other university students. The study concludes that it is vital to design the learning material in accordance with this model; and to carry out training courses for instructors of the health concepts in the course" Tenet of Worship" to enable them to apply this strategy. Finally, the study recommends conducting similar studies to measure achievement in other courses utilizing the MCLM; and the possibility to form integrated conceptual basis and develop positive students attitudes towards it.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ass.v7n3p165

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