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Relationship of Reasoning Skills and Metacognitive Abilities on Earth and Life Science among Senior High School Students


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1 Department of Education, Dona Teodora Alonzo Division of Manila, Philippines
2 Centro Escolar University, India
     

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Reasoning skills and Metacognitive abilities are important factors in student learning process. This study is an essential to the students on how to understand and learn in their intellectual development and thinking skills. Scientific reasoning abilities can also have a long term impact on students’ academic achievement. To move forward, educators and researchers produce good assessment tools that can be evaluated by reasoning skills and metacognitive abilities. This is important for gauging the abilities of students that are appropriate in their level of learning under the K-12 curriculum. The research used a descriptive survey method using quantitative approach. The mean and the standard deviation were used to determine the relationship of the two variables, while the t-test was employed to determine the significant difference of the mean scores on pretest and posttest correlation between reasoning skills and metacognitive ability. It can be inferred that there is a positive  moderate correlation between the two variables which signify that  the reasoning skills of the respondents go higher, the metacognitive skills become better but, despite the moderate correlation, the findings is not significant as shown in the p-value of 0.590 which is greater than α= 0.05.


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Cognitive Styles, Metacognition Abilities, Reasoning Skills, Scientific Reasoning.
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Authors

Ramela R. Villena
Department of Education, Dona Teodora Alonzo Division of Manila, Philippines
Dennis G. Caballes
Centro Escolar University, India

Abstract


Reasoning skills and Metacognitive abilities are important factors in student learning process. This study is an essential to the students on how to understand and learn in their intellectual development and thinking skills. Scientific reasoning abilities can also have a long term impact on students’ academic achievement. To move forward, educators and researchers produce good assessment tools that can be evaluated by reasoning skills and metacognitive abilities. This is important for gauging the abilities of students that are appropriate in their level of learning under the K-12 curriculum. The research used a descriptive survey method using quantitative approach. The mean and the standard deviation were used to determine the relationship of the two variables, while the t-test was employed to determine the significant difference of the mean scores on pretest and posttest correlation between reasoning skills and metacognitive ability. It can be inferred that there is a positive  moderate correlation between the two variables which signify that  the reasoning skills of the respondents go higher, the metacognitive skills become better but, despite the moderate correlation, the findings is not significant as shown in the p-value of 0.590 which is greater than α= 0.05.


Keywords


Cognitive Styles, Metacognition Abilities, Reasoning Skills, Scientific Reasoning.

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