Self Regulated Learning Narrative Review

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Self-regulated Learning: A Narrative Review

Husain Abdulhay
Payame Noor University of Qom, Iran Abstract: Issue of self versus other is continually stressed in education as to put person in control of situation not a pawn at the mercy of conditions. In the same vein, this study aims to draw attention to a newly developed concept of learning which overemphasizes the role of individual learner in attunement of his thought, feelings and strategies to accelerate and escalate the extent of his learning. In doing so, a concise overview of self-regulated learning is given at first and evidence attesting to the fruitfulness of such strategy is dispensed in the following.
Keywords: Self- regulation, cognition, metacognition,
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Teachers can provide enough leeway for learners to participate and engage by creating an environment which is secure to experience and maneuver over their learning. Cultivating a milieu which is encouraging and motivating allow for experiencing and implementing skills and strategies more willingly and get feedback for establishing and if deemed necessary altering their strategies to learn more…show more content…
Self-regulation is currently recognized as a mélange of cognition, metacognition, motivation and affection. Effective self-management of the learner’s environmental, behavioral, and personal processes is the most visible indicator of a learner’s degree of self-regulation (Zimmerman, 1989 in Schutt 2009:45)

Self-regulated learners enjoy much higher self-propulsion in their learning in comparison with those who do not self-regulate.

To become self-regulated learner means that one become adept in orientating his own learning to reach own goals despite cognitive, motivational and emotional barriers.

The terms “self-regulation” and “self-control” are being used interchangeably, although some researchers make subtle distinctions between the two. Some researchers use “self-regulation” more broadly to refer to goal-directed behavior whereas “self-control” may be associated specifically with conscious impulse control (Baumeister & Vohs, 2004). According to Schmeichel and Baumeister (2004), “selfregulation” refers to both conscious and unconscious alteration of responses by the self, while “self-control” implies a more deliberate and conscious process of altering the self’s responses. Self-regulation involves the self acting on itself to alter its own

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