The necessity for development of metacognitive skill at tertiary institutions

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Abstract

The paper deals with basic language learning strategies to develop metacognitive awareness at tertiary institutions. Metacognitive awareness as central to students’ self-evaluation is described as the use of those cognitive skills or strategies that increase the probability of a desirable outcome. Successful adult learners employ a range of metacognitive skills and effective teachers of adults attend to the development of these skills. In the second part of the article the results of the research are presented in the field of learning strategies, their implementation in ESP environment. On the basis of the data collected from four universities of Lithuania the authors come to the conclusion that it is necessary to change the role of the teacher of SP. Only having changed a teacher’s attitude towards the developing of metacogn
itive awareness, students will be given the opportunity to improve their metacognitive strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-82
JournalTiltai/Bridges:Humanitariniai ir socialiniai mokslai
Volume3
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Keywords

  • Metacognitive skills
  • Tertiary institution

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