Nouf A. Bin Sawad, Jeremy M. Law


Recently both academics and professional standards have demonstrated the essential role teachers’ knowledge about metalinguistic awareness plays in pupils' literacy achievement. This study aimed to explore whether an intensive training program in Arabic metalinguistic awareness increases teachers’ knowledge and improves their performance. Changes from pre-test to post-test knowledge and reporting confidence of 25 trainees were investigated. Participants showed significant gains in their knowledge and skills of Arabic metalinguistic awareness upon post-test. In addition, participants reported higher confidence in teaching Arabic metalinguistics after attending the course. Findings from this research bring recommendations toward developing Arabic metalinguistic awareness-related approaches for educators. The importance of professional development is discussed.


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