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ERIC Number: EJ862472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0026-7902
Self-Regulatory Strategies and Agency in Self-Instructed Language Learning: A Situated View
Bown, Jennifer
Modern Language Journal, v93 n4 p570-583 Win 2009
Individualized instruction, a form of materials-centered self-instruction, has a long, undocumented history in the United States. The context of individualized instruction requires learners to regulate their own learning processes, including their emotional responses to learning. This study offers a situated view of the processes and strategies learners use to manage the self-instructional process. Findings of this study suggest that contextual factors such as learners' self-beliefs and social support influence the kinds of strategies that learners employ. Moreover, self-regulation of learning in this context required that learners (a) structure the learning environment to meet their needs and (b) manage their emotional responses to individualized language learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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