ERIC Number: ED518491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr-11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Barry J. Zimmerman: An Educator with Passion for Developing Self-Regulation of Learning through Social Learning
DiBenedetto, Maria K.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, Apr 8-12, 2011)
This presentation will discuss how Barry J. Zimmerman's four levels of development for self-regulation (i.e., observation, emulation, self-control, and self-regulation) is consistent with the way he educates his doctoral students. In the first level, students learn by "observing" the professor as he teaches. Zimmerman, as an educator in the classroom and as an advisor, he modeled the characteristics of a good teacher such as patience, understanding, compassion, dedication to excellence, pride in students' accomplishments, and evidence of scholarship. In the second level, Zimmerman has provided his doctoral students with the opportunity to "emulate" him by creating learning experiences such as assignments in the classroom that helped students work towards their aspirations as scholars and educators. In the "self-control" level, doctoral students are trying to internalize what they have learned--we are working to become self-regulators and this is particularly evident as we began the process of developing and conducting our dissertation research study. In the final stage, as we prepared for our defense, Zimmerman told us, "You are now the expert in 'self-regulation'"--and then as we graduate and began our academic careers--he is like the parent who watches from afar, always there for support, questions, advice, or a word of encouragement.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A