Research Synthesis Self-regulated Learning

More success in academics as well as later on in their life – self-regulated learners benefit in the long term from being actively involved in their own learning process and from using effective learning strategies. Furthermore, a high level of self-efficacy and perseverance allows them to handle challenges in a better way and thus reach their goals effectively. With our research synthesis, we examine how teachers and schools can foster self-regulated learning as a basic skill in class. To do so, we examine which interventions are the most successful in training learning strategies in students and which characteristics of these interventions turn out to be the most effective.

Research Questions

  • Which interventions are successful in promoting self-regulated learning in students?
  • Which characteristics of these interventions are most effective in promoting self-regulated learning in students?
    • For example the type of training (explicit vs. implicit)
    • Use of digital media
    • Setting of training