Development of Center Learning Model for Children's Metacognitive Stimulation in Kindergarten

Fatmawaty Yusuf *

Department of Educational Science, Universitas Negeri, Makassar, Indonesia.

Husain Syam

Department of Engineering, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia.

Sulaiman Samad

Department of Educational Science, Universitas Negeri, Makassar, Indonesia.

Patta Bundu

Department of Educational Science, Universitas Negeri, Makassar, Indonesia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The purpose of this research is to provide an overview of the center learning model that can stimulate metacognitive abilities in children. The problems discussed are related to obtaining a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of the prototype model in the form of a center learning model that can stimulate children's metacognitive abilities that are valid, practical and effective. This research is a research and development that uses the Borg and Gall development model. The subject of the research relates to students aged 5-6 years in kindergarten. The results of research and development show that the development of a center-based learning model to stimulate children's metacognitive skills is needed. This is because the average level of understanding of teachers is still lacking, resulting in low achievement of children. Therefore, a systematic center-based learning model syntax is needed, which integrates the science process approach to foster curiosity and creative thinking, as well as the 5E continuum approach to improve children's problem solving skills at each stage of play. The overall validity of the model consisting of model books, guidebooks, and research instruments obtained an average validity score that fell into the valid category, indicating feasibility for use. The level of practicality in trials 1 and 2 was successfully implemented, as evidenced by the teacher's response which showed practicality and student activity which was classified as active during the stimulation process. This model has been declared effective because it is proven those children’s metacognitive achievement increases significantly when the center learning model is applied.

Keywords: Center learning model, metacognitive, kindergarten

How to Cite

Yusuf , Fatmawaty, Husain Syam, Sulaiman Samad, and Patta Bundu. 2023. “Development of Center Learning Model for Children’s Metacognitive Stimulation in Kindergarten”. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies 49 (3):426-37.


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