Self-Regulated Learning

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To understand some of the research developments there are some technical terms that should be described first. Self-regulated learning is another way to discuss student-centered learning mentioned previously which involves active participation of the learner. Attribution styles are determined by how a person interprets the cause of a situation. There are two types of questionnaires discussed in the research. The first being the ‘Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire’, which is a list of 36 questions regarding behavior in the classroom. This test requires answers ranging 1-7 on how much the statement pertains to one’s self. One meaning not true to self at all while seven meaning very true to self (Tavakolizadeh, 2011, p. 1093). The …show more content…
This kind of style leads children to become more motivated and have more positive attributions. The academic success of a student was also increased due to the self-regulated teaching style. The student-centered style then leads children to higher chances of all around success do to their new-found importance. Negative attributions were significantly lowered when this style of teaching was implemented. Student-centered teaching lead children to become more confident in themselves, which in turned can cause more motivation and happiness. Self-regulated learning has effects that can be seen in many behaviors in the growth of children. I thought it was interesting how the study showed an effect on the internal attributions and not the stable or global attributions. This makes sense though because learning is a thing that greatly changes depending on how a child processes information internally and not much to do with constant factors or generalization of learning. Another thing I found interesting was that the set of questions used were common questionnaires that are meant for students ages eight to thirteen. I also found it interesting that there was a significant difference on the negative attributions but little difference on the positive attributions. This goes to show us that negative thought affects us a whole lot more than positive thoughts. These negative attributions can cause lower academic success and less motivation, but when those negative attributions are taken away the child is able to feel much more positive in regards to school and behavior. So weather you are a teacher, a mother, or future parent, remember to focus the education on the student so that they can live to their full potential and be successful in academics, work, and

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