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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 7, No. 2 (2011) open journal systems 


The effect of webBlog based instruction on the metacognition levels of preservice teachers

Bürhan Akpunar, Firat University, Turkey


Abstract
The aim of this study is to determine the effect of webBlog based instruction on the metacognition levels of preservice student teachers. The study was carried out on 152 (76 being the experimental group, 76 control group) student teacher candidates having pedagogical formation education at Fırat University Faculty of Education in 2010-2011 academic year. The pretest posttest control group design was used in the study, which was carried out using experimental method. Experimental and control groups were formed without bias prior to the experiment. The experiment lasted for four weeks. Throughout the experiment, the experimental group was taught using webBlog-based instruction and control group was taught using traditional method (explanation, question-answer). The data for the study were obtained via “Metacognitive Awareness Inventory” developed by Schraw and Dennison (1994). As aresult of the analysis of the data, it was found that webBlog based instruction had a significant efffect on the metacognition levels of student teacher candidates. Keywords: WebBlog based instruction; Web-based instruction; WebBlog and metacognition; Metacognition and internet; Preservice teachers.


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International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. ISSN: 1814-0556