Masaya Watanabe (s1170044)Technical Communication LaboratoryUniversity of AizuFebruary 2013Senior Thesis Presentation 1
}  Introduction}  Problem}  Method◦  Participants◦  Data Collection◦  Research Tool}  Results}  Discussion}  Conclus...
}  What is the meaning of Metacognition?Metacognition is defined as "cognition aboutcognition", or "knowing about knowing...
}  How do people use cognition andmetacognition in an EFL learning context?}  Research Purpose: Whether and to whatexten...
}  59 EFL readers of the University of Aizu(age group: 18 – 20 years) took part in thestudy.The participants initially to...
Belize English Travel Site}  1st: Participants used the Englishtravel site.(They tried to understand theEnglish content i...
}  This is a questionnairecalled "MetacognitiveAwareness of ReadingStrategies Inventory(MARSI 1.0) ."}  Maximum Value is...
}  This questionnaire can be divided into 3groups.◦  Global Reading Strategy(GLOB Subscale)◦  Problem Reading Strategy(PL...
}  Question 1 and 19:showing relativelyhigher values}  Mean Value : 3.024February 2013Senior Thesis Presentation 93.833....
}  Question13: Maximumvalue in all strategies(Strategies: I adjust myreading speed accordingto what I’m reading.)}  Mean...
}  Question 28: Minimumvalue in all strategies(Strategies: I ask myselfquestions I like to haveanswered in the text.)}  ...
}  Most – used Type:Problem SolvingStrategy}  KEY TO AVERAGES:◦  3.5 or higher = High◦  2.5 – 3.4 = Medium◦  2.4 or lowe...
}  This research helped in forwarding directevidence of how far readers are aware of theiruse of metacognitive reading st...
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  1. 1. Masaya Watanabe (s1170044)Technical Communication LaboratoryUniversity of AizuFebruary 2013Senior Thesis Presentation 1
  2. 2. }  Introduction}  Problem}  Method◦  Participants◦  Data Collection◦  Research Tool}  Results}  Discussion}  Conclusion and Future WorkFebruary 2013Senior Thesis Presentation 2
  3. 3. }  What is the meaning of Metacognition?Metacognition is defined as "cognition aboutcognition", or "knowing about knowing.“For my research, I looked into the differentstrategies readers used for comprehension of theEnglish text.}  Further, the purpose was to see the extent to whichreaders used global reading strategies, problem-solving strategies and support reading strategies.February 2013Senior Thesis Presentation 3
  4. 4. }  How do people use cognition andmetacognition in an EFL learning context?}  Research Purpose: Whether and to whatextent are EFL readers aware of theirmetacognitive reading strategies on the web,while analyzing a website in the targetlanguage?February 2013Senior Thesis Presentation 4
  5. 5. }  59 EFL readers of the University of Aizu(age group: 18 – 20 years) took part in thestudy.The participants initially took part in anextensive web analysis exercise followed byself-reporting of multiple reading strategiesused for website analysis (Belize tourismwebsite) in English.February 2013Senior Thesis Presentation 5
  6. 6. Belize English Travel Site}  1st: Participants used the Englishtravel site.(They tried to understand theEnglish content in the website andnavigation and completed usabilityquestionnaires on web accesspatterns, learning, navigation, text-graphics content etc.)}  2nd: Participants answered theMetacognitive Awareness ofLearning Strategies (MARSI)questionnaire.}  3rd: Statistical analysis of data onthree metacognitive sub-scales(global reading strategy, problem-solving strategy and support-reading strategies) and reporting.February 2013Senior Thesis Presentation 6
  7. 7. }  This is a questionnairecalled "MetacognitiveAwareness of ReadingStrategies Inventory(MARSI 1.0) ."}  Maximum Value is 5.}  Minimum Value is 1.February 2013Senior Thesis Presentation 7
  8. 8. }  This questionnaire can be divided into 3groups.◦  Global Reading Strategy(GLOB Subscale)◦  Problem Reading Strategy(PLOB Subscale)◦  Support Reading Strategy(SUP Subscale)February 2013Senior Thesis Presentation 8
  9. 9. }  Question 1 and 19:showing relativelyhigher values}  Mean Value : 3.024February 2013Senior Thesis Presentation 93.833.542.143.422.762.953.313.712.362.363.392.952.5622.22.42.62.833.23.43.63.844.21 3 4 7 10 14 17 19 22 23 25 26 29MeanValueQuestion in GLOB Subscale
  10. 10. }  Question13: Maximumvalue in all strategies(Strategies: I adjust myreading speed accordingto what I’m reading.)}  Mean Value of PLOBSubscale: 3.574February 2013Senior Thesis Presentation 103.713.24.083.643.543.143.833.4422.22.42.62.833.23.43.63.844.28 11 13 16 18 21 27 30MeanValueQuestion in PROB Subscale
  11. 11. }  Question 28: Minimumvalue in all strategies(Strategies: I ask myselfquestions I like to haveanswered in the text.)}  Mean Value of SUPSubscale: 2.762February 2013Senior Thesis Presentation 112.392.313.052.69 2.663.143.243.342.0522.22.42.62.833.23.43.63.844.22 5 6 9 12 15 20 24 28MeanValueQuestion in SUP Subscale
  12. 12. }  Most – used Type:Problem SolvingStrategy}  KEY TO AVERAGES:◦  3.5 or higher = High◦  2.5 – 3.4 = Medium◦  2.4 or lower = LowFebruary 2013Senior Thesis Presentation 123.023.572.7622.22.42.62.833.23.43.63.844.2GLOB PLOB SUPMeanValueineachsubscaleSubscale Type
  13. 13. }  This research helped in forwarding directevidence of how far readers are aware of theiruse of metacognitive reading strategies.}  Future Work◦  Use of screen capture software to support MARSIdata.◦  Use of eye-tracking data to verify thoughtprocesses and action sequences.◦  Use of other formal usability testing methods.February 2013Senior Thesis Presentation 13
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