The Correlation between Metacognitive Skills and Cognitive Learning Results of Biology Pre-service Teachers on Different Learnings
Several previous researches reported that there was a positive correlation between metacognitive skills and cognitive learning results. However, some others reported otherwise. This is believed to be related to the learning model used. This research aimed at revealing the correlation between metacognitive skills and cognitive learning results of pre-service teachers taught by using QASEE and RQA learning models, as well as by using conventional learning, and comparing the regression equations of the three learnings. 107 biology pre-service teachers at Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Fatah Palembang, Indonesia, were involved in this correlational study. Data were obtained by the essay test and were analyzed by simple linear regression analysis. The research result indicates that there is a significant correlation between metacognitive skills and cognitive learning results of the pre-service teachers taught by using the three learnings. It was also found that the regression equations uncovered at the three learnings was parallel and coincide. The contribution of metacognitive skills toward cognitive learning results uncovered in RQA learning model is the highest one among the three learnings preceded by that uncovered in QASEE learning model. This information is beneficial for lecturers in order to use the right learning model to empower pre-service teachers’ metacognitive skills and cognitive learning results.