Metacognitive skills in the methodology of intellectual work using the virtual classroom in higher education

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Fiorela A. Fernández‐Otoya, Griselda Gladys Vera Nuñez, Alex Javier Sánchez Pantaleón Silvia del Pilar Alza Salvatierra, Roque Juan Espinoza Casco


Society is increasingly in need and interested in developing skills that allow finding solutions to current problems and thus contribute to the construction of a better world, one of them are metacognitive skills. Therefore, this article investigated the correlation between the variables of metacognitive skills in the methodology of intellectual work with the use of the virtual classroom in a Peruvian university. The article is of a descriptive correlational type with a sample of 100 students in the first cycle of the professional careers of business administration, hotel, and services administration, and law at a university. Two instruments validated by specialists were applied in the research, the first on metacognitive skills and the second on the use of the Moodle virtual platform. After analyzing the results, it was concluded that there is a significant Pearson correlation (r = 0.553), of moderate degree, between the development of metacognitive skills and the use of the Moodle virtual platform; therefore, the more students use the platform, the better their metacognitive skills will be developed and, therefore, their competencies in the subject of Methodology of Intellectual Work.

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