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International Journal of Literacy and Education

2021, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A

Is there any possibility of enhancing students’ metacognitive awareness in chemistry in Ekiti state, Nigeria using predict-explain-observe-explain and vee heuristic strategies? A field report


Author(s): Victor Oluwatosin Ajayi and Emmanuel Edoja Achor

Abstract: The study was to investigate if there any possibility of enhancing students’ metacognitive awareness in Chemistry in Ekiti State, Nigeria using Predict-Explain-Observe-Explain and Vee Heuristic Strategies. The instrument used for data collection was Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (MAI). Cronbach Alpha was used to ascertain the reliability index of MAI which gave reliability value of 0.84. The target population of this study was 14,753 which was the population of SSII chemistry students in study area. A sample of 308 students comprising 174 boys and 134 girls drawn from 9 schools within 9 Local Government Areas (LGA) out of 16 LGA in the Ekiti State, Nigeria selected using multi-stage sampling techniques. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The research questions were answered using Mean and Standard Deviation scores while the null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). The study revealed that PEOE and VH strategies significantly improved students’ metacognitive awareness [F2, 301=3742.616, P<0.05] than discussion method. It was also found that there was no significant interaction effect of treatments and gender on the mean metacognitive awareness [F2, 301 = .600, P>0.050] of students in Chemistry. It was recommended among others that since PEOE and VH strategies were found to be effective strategies for enhancing students’ metacognitive awareness in Chemistry; Chemistry teacher’s trainee should be trained on the use of PEOE and VH strategies and serving teachers should use it.

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Victor Oluwatosin Ajayi, Emmanuel Edoja Achor. Is there any possibility of enhancing students’ metacognitive awareness in chemistry in Ekiti state, Nigeria using predict-explain-observe-explain and vee heuristic strategies? A field report. Int J Literacy Educ 2021;1(1):28-34.
International Journal of Literacy and Education