Metacognitive Awareness on Teaching and Teaching Competence of Secondary Prospective Teachers
Metacognition is the individual’s awareness of how he learns and what he does, employment of proper knowledge to gain his ends; the ability to employ cognitive skills that are required in an ordinary test, the knowledge of which strategies be employed with which goals, and the assessment of individual processes before and after the performance” (Flavell, 1997). Here, an attempt was made to investigate the relationship and differences of metacognitive awareness on teaching and teaching competence of prospective secondary teachers. The main objective of the study was to compare the significant mean differences and relationship of of metacognitive awareness on teaching and teaching competence of male and female secondary prospective teachers. A sample of 100 secondary prospective teachers consisted of 50 males and 50 females from Dr. PMIASE, Sambalpur, and Panchayat College, Bargarh, were selected randomly. For this study, both correlational and causal-comparative method was employed by the researcher. To collect data, the researcher used the Inventory of Metacognitive Awareness for Teachers (MAIT) developed by C. Balcikanli (2011) and the General teaching Competence scale (GTC) developed by B.K. Passi and Lalitha (1994). The obtained data were analyzed using”t” test and Pearson correlation coefficient “r.” It was that found the mean scores of male teachers are significantly better than the female teachers when metacognitive awareness was compared with teaching and teaching competence. Lastly, the result indicated there existed a strong positive correlation of metacognitive awareness on teaching and teaching competency concerning male and female student teachers.