Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Teo

Self-Regulated Learning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5583-7_277


Psychologists and philosophers have deliberated for many years over issues of control and causality related to what humans think and do. In educational psychology, this conversation is directed at understanding sources of students’ academic achievement. The notion of self-regulated learning (SRL) implicates achievement as within the control of students. Given classroom demographics, economic conditions, technological advancements, and modes of knowledge dissemination, researchers agree that teaching students to regulate their learning is necessary for academic success and participation in a twenty-first-century world. Therefore, traditional debates almost exclusively center on a commitment to make SRL widespread in education by improving conceptualizations, measurements, and pedagogical interventions. There is inadequate consideration of the ethics, philosophical underpinnings, and cultural implications of SRL. SRL is typically treated as a neutral, value-free, and natural...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Education, Teaching and HealthAmerican UniversityWashingtonUSA