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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part C

An Exploratory study of Cognitive and meta-Cognitive Learning strategies used by Omani physical education students


Author(s): Nasser Al Rawahi

Abstract: This study focuses on exploring the learning strategies and motivation beliefs used by Omani physical education students to learn physical education theoretical knowledge derived from multi-physical education study courses. One hundred and six physical education students who are currently enrolled at the physical education department at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman volunteered to participate in this study. Data was collected by adapting the Motivated Learning Strategies Questionnaire (MSLQ), which comprises three main categories, namely cognitive, meta-cognitive learning strategies and motivation beliefs. Results revealed that the learning strategies and motivation beliefs were implemented between high and moderate levels by participants to acquire physical education theoretical knowledge. Results also indicated statistical differences in learning strategies between males and females in favour of female students. Results suggested some implementations to be made at physical education department level including various improvements and changes in pedagogical approaches, activities and materials, which enhance candidates’ use of all strategies for improved achievement. Students should also be exposed extensively to different cognitive and meta-cognitive learning strategies and how they are effectively implemented.

Pages: 123-126  |  928 Views  11 Downloads

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Nasser Al Rawahi. An Exploratory study of Cognitive and meta-Cognitive Learning strategies used by Omani physical education students. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2015;2(1):123-126.
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