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ERIC Number: EJ1143743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-4681
A Technology-Enhanced Intervention for Self-Regulated Learning in Science
Berglas-Shapiro, Tali; Eylon, Bat-Sheva; Scherz, Zahava
Teachers College Record, v119 n13 2017
This article describes the development of a technology-enhanced self-regulated learning (Te- SRL) environment designed to foster students' SRL of complex science topics. The environment consists of three components, one of which is a specially designed computerized system that offers students a choice between different types of scaffolding and encourages them to make multiple choices regarding the paths that they take when planning their learning. We describe a three-year mixed-methods study aimed at observing learners' use of SRL processes when learning in the Te-SRL environment. This article focuses on nine case studies that were selected from 630 seventh-grade students who participated in the study. Data were obtained from assessment tasks, self-evaluation forms, think-aloud protocols, and interviews; data were traced from the computerized system. The findings suggest that students can improve over time in regulating their learning and in utilizing learning skills in a computerized system when provided with opportunities to practice, along with scaffolding. Many students, however, did not take full advantage of these scaffolding opportunities and seemed to lack the high-level skills needed for seeking information on the Internet. These findings underscore the importance of developing a culture of learning with technology-enhanced learning environments and scaffolding SRL in such environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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