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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2010, 10(2): 131-140 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Teaching Meta-cognition Package on Self-Directed Learning in Medical Records Students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Maryam Gordanshekan , Mohammad Hossein Yarmohammadian, Sima Ajami
, maryam.gordanshekan@yahoo.com
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Introduction: The ongoing rapid changes in science bring about the need of higher education to indepen-dent and self-directed learners. This study seeks the effect of meta-cognition package training on self-directed learning in medical records students. Methods: In this quasi-experimental study using two group design with pre-test and post-test, 24 female and male medical records students were selected not randomly. Then, they were assigned randomly to two groups of control and experiment. A researcher made meta-cognition package was taught to the experiment group during 6 two-hour sessions using explanatory method along with question and answer. Data gathering instrument was Williamson self-rating self directed learning scale. Data was analyzed by SPSS software using descriptive statistics indices (mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (Covariance analysis). Results: The mean score of self-directed learning and its subscales in the experiment group, demonstrated the increase in post-test compared to that of pre-test. Conclusion: Teaching meta-cognition package was effective in the enhancement of the total score of self-directed learning and its subscales.
Keywords: Teaching, Meta-cognition, Self-directed, Learning, Problem solving, Critical thinking.
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Teacher Evaluation
Received: 2010/08/23 | Accepted: 2011/08/6
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Gordanshekan M, Yarmohammadian M H, Ajami S. The Effect of Teaching Meta-cognition Package on Self-Directed Learning in Medical Records Students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2010; 10 (2) :131-140
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