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Metacognitive Awareness Assessment and Introductory Computer Programming Course

Computerprogramming isregarded as a difficult skill to learn both by researchers and often by learners themselves. Metacognition has been identified as an important factor to be a successful learner in learning computer programming. Metacognitive in educational psychology is generally described as monitoring and controlling activities of one€s cognition. The researchers have examined the Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (MAI) to identify how it relates to student academic achievement at school and universities. In this researchwork, an empirical research is conducted using the MAI inventory with the objective to examine the correlation between the metacognitive awareness with theGrade Point Average(GPA)performance of theintroductory programming courseat Universities in Malaysia. The experiment result indicates apositiverelationship between metacognitive awareness with the learning success ofintroductory programming course at Universities.

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