Self-regulated learning: An opportunity in vocational education

  • Helen Jossberger (Speaker)
  • Brand - Gruwel, S. (Speaker)
  • Margje Van de Wiel (Speaker)
  • Els Boshuizen (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesTalk or presentation (not at a conference)Academic


    The aim of this empirical study was to unravel self-regulated learning behaviours inworkplace simulations and to investigate micro processes of planning, monitoring, andevaluating. Eighteen well performing students from upper secondary vocational education participated. Students were observed during a practical lesson and interviewed afterward to gain detailed insights into their behaviours, thoughts, and (inter)actions. Results reveal students’ self-regulated activities. Students planned with regard to time and resources, but no elaborated plan was worked out. During task execution, they monitored their work carefully and made adjustments when necessary. In evaluating their performance, students focussed more on the work than their process. Motivation was the driving force during task performance and beyond.
    PeriodAug 2011
    Event title15th JURE Conference 2011
    Event typeConference
    LocationExeter, United KingdomShow on map