Self-regulation is defined as “the self directive process by which learners transform their mental abilities into academic skills. Learning is viewed as an activity that students do for themselves in a proactive way rather than as a covert event that happens to them in reaction to teaching.” I feel like this is right in line with the learning goals of my module. It is my goal that by the end of the module students will have engaged in self-examination of their study strategies and be able to recognize areas of weakness and start to utilize new strategies that will result in lifelong learning skills.
My module will focus on traditional strategies of SRL like notetaking, getting organized, and prioritizing work, but I will also encourage online adaptation of SRL. Through the weekly discussion questions and update posts students will develop the habit of logging onto Schoology for my module and their other classes. Participation in the discussion questions will give them feedback on their study strategies and also provide encouragement and a sense of connection to the process to keep them engaged.
Students should engage in self reflection as they employ various study strategies and see if their assessment grades in classes improve. They will also self reflect on their confidence levels at the end of the module regarding how they feel about resources they have for study skills, ease of communication with teachers, and a reduction in test anxiety. Students should assess what is working for them and what isn’t and make adjustments based on that information rather than engage in defensive reactions like avoiding tests, adopting negative views on their abilities, and overall withdrawal from academics.