Effects of increased self-regulated learning opportunities on student teachers’ metacognitive and motivational development.

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    Abstract

    This intervention study focused on the relationships between student teachers’ self-regulated learning (SRL) opportunities, their use of metacognitive learning strategies and their motivation for learning. Results indicate that student teachers’ use of metacognitive learning strategies increases significantly in learning environments with increased SRL opportunities. In opposite to these findings, no significant difference was shown between student teachers’ motivation for learning before and after the research period. However, student teachers’ expectancy, a component within the motivational construct, did increase significantly in the research period. Finally, minor significant positive correlations were found between the metacognitive and motivational constructs measured. In general, the level of SRL opportunities turns out to be a moderate predictor of student teachers’ use of metacognitive learning strategies and motivation for learning, both important constructs for their academic career.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)251-263
    Number of pages13
    JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research
    Volume53
    Issue number2012
    Early online date6 Apr 2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • higher education
    • metacognition,
    • motivation,
    • pre service teacher learning
    • self-regulated learning

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