Ahmed falah Al-Alwan Khitam Alghazo

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This study aimed at investigating the Effectiveness of a Metacognitive Training Program on Critical Thinking skills development of University Students and whether the effectiveness differs due to students gender, college and level of education. A sample of (72) University students were randomly assigned into two groups: The Experimental group and the Control group. To achieve the objectives of this study, the researchers developed a training program which consisted of (13) topics. The researchers used this program to train the students on metacognitive skills: Planning , Monitoring and Evaluating. The students received (16) training sessions each lasting for sixty minutes. The researchers used Watson-Glaser critical thinking test as a Pre-and -Post measurement. Analysis of ANCOV A revealed that the training program had significant effectiveness on developing critical thinking in favor of the experimental group. The results however showed no significant differences in critical thinking due to students gender, college and the level of education. The results were discussed in the light of previous research and a number of recommendations were suggested.

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Al-Alwan أحمد فلاح, and Alghazo ختام. 2007. “The Effectiveness of a Metacognitive Training Program on Critical Thinking Skills Development of University Students”. Journal of Educational Sciences 13 (13). https://journals.qu.edu.qa/index.php/jes/article/view/388.
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