Metacognitive thinking skills among talented science education students

Mohammad Al-Gaseem, Bakkar Bakkar*, Suhail Al-Zoubi

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Metacognitive thinking skills in teacher education is very important. Therefore, it is important to focus on understanding education instead of memorization, using knowledge, solving problems related to new situations, being able to explain, synthesize and generalize and develop hypotheses. The purpose of this research was to examine the level of metacognitive thinking skills (MTSs) among talented science education students (TSESs) at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman. A purposeful sample of 77 TSESs was used to achieve this goal. The TSESs are registered in the Bachelor of Science Education program, and they have a high academic achievement. The TSESs responded to Omani Metacognitive Thinking Scale. This scale consists of 42 items distributed into three domains: Knowledge of cognition, regulation of cognition, and cognitive processing. The results indicated that TSESs possessed a high level of MTSs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7205
Pages (from-to)897-904
Number of pages8
JournalJournal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Cognitive processing
  • Metacognitive thinking skils
  • Talented students
  • Teacher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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