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ERIC Number: EJ1072158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Promoting University Students' Metacognitive Regulation through Peer Learning: The Potential of Reciprocal Peer Tutoring
De Backer, Liesje; Van Keer, Hilde; Valcke, Martin
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, v70 n3 p469-486 Sep 2015
Although successful learning in university education can be advanced by students' competence to self-regulate their learning, students often possess insufficient metacognitive regulation skills to regulate their learning adequately. The present study investigates changes in university students' adoption of metacognitive regulation after participating in reciprocal peer tutoring (RPT). A quasi-experimental pretest--posttest design was adopted, involving an experimental (n = 51) and two control groups; CG1 (n = 24) and CG2 (n = 22). Experimental students participated in a RPT intervention during a complete semester. Metacognitive regulation was assessed by means of think-aloud protocol analysis. Results indicate that RPT is promising to promote metacognitive regulation. Experimental students increasingly adopt monitoring, evaluation, and orientation and significantly evolve towards deep-level regulation from pretest to posttest. Except for an increased use of low-level comprehension monitoring, none of the evolutions in experimental students' regulation could be discerned for students in both control groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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