To get started, it’s critical for a Learner to be Self-Regulated. Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) is a well established theory in Educational Psychology research & literature.
Self-Regulated Learning is based on a cycle of the phases and subprocesses. These are briefly described below.
- Performance Phase – The Learner is intentional in his/her efforts, self-directed and demonstrating self-control / discipline in completing necessary learning tasks.
- Self-Reflection Phase – The Learner reviews progress towards goals and continually assesses whether he/she has mastered the material.
- Forethought Phase – The Learner analyzes tasks and sets short-term goals and plans to cover necessary subject matter.
The cycle illustrated in the image below uses different language but represents the same concepts.
To Become a Self-Regulated Learner, you must exhibit the qualities discussed above. With respect to your studies and education, you must Plan, Practice, and Evaluate.
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