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ERIC Number: EJ1072629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7941
Understanding EFL Students' Development of Self-Regulated Learning in a Process-Oriented Writing Course
Lam, Ricky
TESOL Journal, v6 n3 p527-553 Sep 2015
This article describes a study which investigated how explicit strategy instruction may shape student use of metacognitive knowledge and in what ways this knowledge promotes self-regulation in the learning of writing. From a class of a 2-year associate degree programme in Hong Kong, which experienced a 15-week process-oriented writing course emphasizing instruction in diverse composing strategies ranging from planning to revision, four participants were chosen. They provided data consisting of stimulated recalls, individual interviews, language learning histories, and text analysis. The findings indicate that explicit strategy instruction in writing was likely to make students more self-regulated, strategic, and resourceful in coping with diverse writing tasks, although not all four writers enjoyed the same level of success throughout the course. Three of them expressed a heightened awareness of audienceship and enhanced text knowledge. They also showed gradual development of metacognitive knowledge, including planning, reorganizing, and problem-solving strategies in the composing process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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