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Adding self-regulated learning instruction to an introductory physics class
written by Danielle Maldonado and John Stewart
Self-regulated learning (SRL) is an essential factor in academic success. Self-regulated learning is a process where learners set clear goals, monitor progress toward attainment of those goals, and adapt their strategies to improve their learning. Because SRL is often not explicitly integrated into the classroom, students struggle to identify and use learning techniques empirically proven to be more successful than others. SRL is a learned skill students can develop over time that has been found to be related to high achievement and self-efficacy. This paper examines the effects of introducing SRL strategies into an undergraduate introductory physics classroom. The degree to which the students were self-regulated learners was correlated with their test averages (r = 0.23, p < 0.05). Students reported that they found the SRL instruction helpful (3.5 out of 5.0 on a 5-point scale) and 86% of the students felt the time spent on the instruction was generally appropriate. Students' preferred study methods changed over the course of the semester, indicating that students applied SRL by adapting their learning processes based on which methods were most effective in helping them study for an upcoming exam and opting not to use techniques no longer perceived as useful. Higher achieving students were more likely to settle on highly effective techniques by the end of the semester, while lower achieving students continued to modify their learning processes.
Physics Education Research Conference 2023
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 19-20, 2023
Pages 199-204
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Education - Applied Research
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Education - Basic Research
- Behavior
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- Problem Solving
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D. Maldonado and J. Stewart, , presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2023, Sacramento, CA, 2023, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16583&DocID=5763).
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D. Maldonado and J. Stewart, Adding self-regulated learning instruction to an introductory physics class, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2023, Sacramento, CA, 2023, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16583&DocID=5763>.
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Maldonado, D., & Stewart, J. (2023, July 19-20). Adding self-regulated learning instruction to an introductory physics class. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2023, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved February 23, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16583&DocID=5763
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Maldonado, Danielle, and John Stewart. "Adding self-regulated learning instruction to an introductory physics class." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2023, Sacramento, CA, July 19-20, 2023. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16583&DocID=5763 (accessed 23 February 2024).
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Maldonado, Danielle, and John Stewart. "Adding self-regulated learning instruction to an introductory physics class." Physics Education Research Conference 2023. Sacramento, CA: 2023. 199-204 of PER Conference. 23 Feb. 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16583&DocID=5763>.
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