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Environmental factors that influence self-regulated learning: What are the patterns in school environment that emerge in life histories of professionals who are highly self-regulated?

Tsiakala, Maria (2019) Environmental factors that influence self-regulated learning: What are the patterns in school environment that emerge in life histories of professionals who are highly self-regulated?

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Abstract:In a world where organizations need employees that can regulate their learning in order to deal with the constantly changing demands of the labor market, the need of exploring the ways of enhancing self-regulated learning skills is very intense. Self-regulated learning refers to learning that is guided by metacognition (thinking about one's thinking), strategic action (planning, monitoring, and evaluating personal progress against a standard), and motivation to learn. A self-regulated learner is characterized by being proactive, setting goals, monitoring and evaluating his/hers own progress and by adapting his/hers strategies for future tasks. For that reason it is important to explore the factors that may contribute into enhancing SRL from early age of someone’s life. The present study focuses on examining in depth the school factors in childhood and adolescence that may contribute to becoming highly self-regulated learner. In order to identify these school factors, retrospective, semi-structured biographical interviews were conducted on 37 knowledge workers. They describe their most striking life experiences that affected their learning skills. These experiences were examined in terms of teaching methods, peer interaction and school performance experiences that may contributed into becoming highly self-regulated learners. The results indicated that most participants mentioned that teaching methods and their interaction with peers played an important role in their overall development of SRL skills.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/77236
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